The Children’s Research Institute Lecture Series encourages interaction between researchers investigating childhood diseases, and stimulates new research through exposure to cutting-edge, ongoing work.

Upcoming Speakers:

Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology

“Insight into tumor-stroma interactions in medulloblastoma from scRNA-seq analysis”

January 14, 2020
12:15 pm-1:30 pm
Bioinformatics 1131

Dr. Gershon is a pediatric neurologist whose research interests focus on neurobiology of cerebellar development and medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children. While many medulloblastoma patients achieve long-term survival through combined radiation and chemotherapy, this treatment causes long-term neuro-cognitive impairment and significant risk of incurable recurrence. Ongoing work in the Gershon Lab is examining the processes that support developmental brain growth as potential oncogenic mechanisms and examining which mechanisms may be targeted in novel therapies to treat medulloblastoma. Read more >>

Stephanie D. Davis, MD
Stephanie Davis, MD
Chair, Department of Pediatrics
Physician-in-Chief, N.C. Children’s Hospital
Charles Everett and Katherine M. Brewer Professor of Pediatrics

February 11, 2020
12:15 pm-1:30 pm
Bioinformatics 1131

Dr. Davis is a world-renown expert in pediatric pulmonology, with extensive expertise in infant and preschool lung function testing, who has been a member of many national and international consensus groups responsible for establishing guidelines for the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of infants and children with pediatric respiratory disease. Read more >>

Mark Heise, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics

March 10, 2020
12:15 pm-1:30 pm
Bioinformatics 1131

Dr. Heise uses advanced molecular virology, immunology and quantitative genetics techniques to study how viral and host genetic determinants interact to drive virus-induced disease. His lab is actively engaged in the development of antiviral therapies and vaccines against a number of mosquito-borne viruses, such as chikungunya virus and Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. Read more >>

Past Lectures