Current Lab Members

Ana Valeria Barros de Castro

Senior Staff Scientist (2016-)
It is humbling for me, and awe-inspiring, to realize that we have caught the first glimpse of our own instruction book, previously known only to God. - Francis Collins

Houtan Noushmehr

Principal Investigator (2012 - )
I don't always work but when I do, I prefer to explore the human genome. Stay fresh my friends!

Indrani Datta

Bioinformatician (2019-)

Jim M Snyder

Clinical Neuro-Oncologist (2016-)

Karam Asmaro

Resident Neurosurgeon (2019-)

Maritza Queiroz Salas Mosella

PhD Student (2015-)

Michael Wells

Research Programmer (2018-)

Mircea Tesileanu

Bioinformatician (2020-)

She Ruicong (Ricky)

Bioinformatician (2019-)

Thaís Sarraf Sabedot

Research Scientist (2012-)
Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life - Confucius

Collaborators and Consortiums

TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Research Network


Hermelin Brain Tumor Center (HBTC)


Antonio Iavarone

Professor at Columbia University

Simone Niclou

Professor Luxembourg Institute of Health

Pim French

Professor - Erasmus Medical Center

Ana deCarvalho

Associate Scientist

ICOM (International Consortium of Meningioma)



Professor of Pathology - University of Hong Kong

Laila Poisson

Associate Scientist

Ian Lee

Senior Neurosurgeon

GLASS (Glioma Longitudinal AnalySiS) Consortium


Martin van den Bent

Professor - Erasmus Medical Center

Tobias Walbert

Clinical Neuro-Oncologist

Brain-LBC (Brain Liquid Biopsy Consortium)


Current and Previous Funding Support

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Henry Ford Health System

Philanthropy Support

Hermelin Brain Tumor Center (HBTC)


University of São Paulo (USP)

National Institutes of Health

Department of Defense Medical Research

Previous Lab Members (Alumni)

Camila Ferreira de Souza

Post-Doctor Fellow (2014-2018)

Emerson Urushibata

Undergraduate Research Fellow (2013-2015)

Felipe Segato

Undergraduate Research Fellow | Research Programmer (2014-2018)

Fernanda Carvalho

PhD Student (2014-2015)

Jessica Temporal

Undergraduate Research Fellow (2013-2015)
How often people speak of art and science as though they were two entirely different things, with no interconnection. - Isaac Asimov

Marcos Abraão de Souza Fonseca

Post-Doctor Fellow (2015-2018)

Mikely Fernanda Saraiva da Silva

Undergraduate Research Fellow (2013-2015)

Natalia Cruz

Undergraduate Research Fellow (2013-2015)

Simon Coetzee

Data management coordinator (2011-2014)
It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. -Yogi Berra

Tarcísio Giroldo

Undergraduate Research Fellow (2013-2015)

Tathiane Maistro Malta Pereira

Post-Doctor Fellow (2012-2019)

Tiago Chedraoui Silva

Masters Student | PhD Student | Post-Doctor Fellow (2014-2020)

Victor Hugo Calegari de Toledo

Undergraduate Research Fellow (2015-2016)

Virginia Wagatsuma

Post-Doctor Fellow (2013-2014)