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

Laila Poisson

Associate Scientist

GLASS (Glioma Longitudinal AnalySiS) Consortium


Ana deCarvalho

Associate Scientist

Antonio Iavarone

Professor at Columbia University


Professor of Pathology - University of Hong Kong

Pim French

Professor - Erasmus Medical Center

ICOM (International Consortium of Meningioma)


Martin van den Bent

Professor - Erasmus Medical Center

Tobias Walbert

Clinical Neuro-Oncologist

Simone Niclou

Professor Luxembourg Institute of Health

Brain-LBC (Brain Liquid Biopsy Consortium)


Hermelin Brain Tumor Center (HBTC)


Ian Lee

Senior Neurosurgeon

TCGA (The Cancer Genome Atlas) Research Network


Current and Previous Funding Support

Philanthropy Support

Hermelin Brain Tumor Center (HBTC)


Henry Ford Health System

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)

Department of Defense Medical Research

National Institutes of Health

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)