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Tracy-Ann Read, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department Neurosurgery
Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Laboratory
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Upon graduation, she completed her Master of Science in the Department of Physiology at the University of Bergen in 1996, completing her Doctorate of Philosophy there in 2001. After graduating from the Ph.D. program, Dr. Read worked as a post-doctoral fellow under the supervision of Dr. Gregory Riggins at Johns Hopkins and Duke University from 2002 to 2004. Her post-doctoral work focused on the serial analysis of gene expression in invasive glioma. Dr. Read has worked from 2004 to present as a Research Associate at Duke University under the supervision of Dr. Robert Wechsler-Reya. Her recent work at Duke focused on medulloblastoma and cancer stem cells.

Dr. Read is a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Emory's Department of Neurosurgery and is Director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Laboratory at the Winship Cancer Institute, with start-up funding provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by this physician are available at the National Library of Medicine.

•Authored/co-authored 2 publications
•Authored/co-authored 21 journal articles
•Participated in 8 national presentations

Honors Awards

•2011 Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation Grant (research project: "Identification and Characterization of the Cell of Origin for Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdoid Tumors (AT/RTS)"
•2011 Seed Grant Program of Egleston Children's Research Center (research project: "Characterization And Targeting Of Cancer Stem Cells In Medulloblastoma")
•Best scientific publication of 2002 award, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
•The National Meltzer Young Scientist Award
•AACR Scholar in Training Award. AACR 92nd Annual meeting, New Orleans, LA
•Vical Best Abstract Award. International Conference on Gene Therapy of Cancer, Coronado Island, San Diego, CA
•Cancer Biology Training Grant, Duke University, Durham, NC
•Post doctoral career development grant, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
•The Norwegian Cancer Society, post doctoral training grant
•University of Bergen pre-doctoral training grant


Graduate Programs

Doctoral Degree: Doctorate of Philosophy , University of Bergen, Norway, Bergen,

Fellowship: Serial Analysis of Gene Expression in Invasive Glioma, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD Serial Analysis of Gene Expression in Invasive Glioma, Duke University, Durham, NC