Robert Schnepp, MD, PhD
William G. Woods, MD, Aflac Clinical Investigator Chair,
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Emory University School of Medicine
Robert Schnepp, MD, PhD attended La Salle University, majoring in Biology and minoring in Religious Studies. He undertook his MD/PhD training at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the genetic cancer syndrome Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type I, investigating the role of the tumor suppressor menin. Next, he pursued further training in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, completing his residency and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology. During that time, he investigated the mechanistic basis of aberrant oncogenic signaling in neuroblastoma, a tumor of the developing nervous system. Dr. Schnepp has now joined the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University and is a member of the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. His laboratory is interested in better understanding the cellular signaling networks that neuroblastoma and other pediatric solid malignancies engage to sustain the malignant phenotype, seeking to improve existing therapies and outcomes for patients.