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

Pim French

Professor - Erasmus Medical Center

ICOM (International Consortium of Meningioma)


Hermelin Brain Tumor Center (HBTC)



Professor of Pathology - University of Hong Kong

Simone Niclou

Professor Luxembourg Institute of Health

Brain-LBC (Brain Liquid Biopsy Consortium)


GLASS (Glioma Longitudinal AnalySiS) Consortium


Tobias Walbert

Clinical Neuro-Oncologist

TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Research Network


Ana deCarvalho

Associate Scientist

Antonio Iavarone

Professor at Columbia University

Ian Lee

Senior Neurosurgeon

Martin van den Bent

Professor - Erasmus Medical Center

Laila Poisson

Associate Scientist

Current and Previous Funding Support

Hermelin Brain Tumor Center (HBTC)


The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Henry Ford Health System

Department of Defense Medical Research

National Institutes of Health

Philanthropy Support

University of São Paulo (USP)

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)