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Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD

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Director, Children’s Center for Neurosciences Research
Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Neurology
Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Emory University School of Medicine

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My lab studies the interrelation between normal brain growth and pediatric brain tumor formation. We focus on the cerebellum, which is a key site of postnatal brain growth, and on medulloblastoma, a cerebellar tumor that is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. We work primarily with in vivo models and focus on tumor metabolism, cellular heterogeneity, and microenvironment. We are studying therapies that target tumor metabolism, that block tumor recurrence, and that use the immune system for anti-tumor effect. Our goal is to develop new treatments for brain tumors based on their unique biology.


  • Columbia University- BA, PhD, and MD
  • NY Presbyterian Hospital- Pediatric internship and residency, neurology residency, and child neurology fellowship
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center- Neuro-oncology fellowship

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