Sujatha Venkataraman, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Riemondy KA, Venkataraman S, Willard N, Nellan A, Sanford B, Griesinger AM, Amani V, Mitra S, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Sill M, Ocasio J, Weir SJ, Malawsky DS, Gershon TR, Garancher A, Wechsler-Reya RJ, Hesselberth JR, Foreman NK, Donson AM, Vibhakar R. Neoplastic and immune single cell transcriptomics define subgroup-specific intra-tumoral heterogeneity of childhood medulloblastoma. Neuro Oncol. 2021 Jun 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34077540
Veo B, Danis E, Pierce A, Wang D, Fosmire S, Sullivan KD, Joshi M, Khanal S, Dahl N, Karam S, Serkova N, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Transcriptional control of DNA repair networks by CDK7 regulates sensitivity to radiation in MYC-driven medulloblastoma. Cell Rep. 2021 Apr 27;35(4):109013. PubMed PMID: 33910002
Dahl NA, Donson AM, Sanford B, Wang D, Walker FM, Gilani A, Foreman NK, Tinkle CL, Baker SJ, Hoffman LM, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. NTRK Fusions Can Co-Occur With H3K27M Mutations and May Define Druggable Subclones Within Diffuse Midline Gliomas. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Mar 22;80(4):345-353. PubMed PMID: 33749791
Wang D, Pierce A, Veo B, Fosmire S, Danis E, Donson A, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. A Regulatory Loop of FBXW7-MYC-PLK1 Controls Tumorigenesis of MYC-Driven Medulloblastoma. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Jan 21;13(3). PubMed PMID: 33494392
DeSisto J, Lucas JT Jr, Xu K, Donson A, Lin T, Sanford B, Wu G, Tran QT, Hedges D, Hsu CY, Armstrong GT, Arnold M, Bhatia S, Flannery P, Lemma R, Hardie L, Schüller U, Venkataraman S, Hoffman LM, Dorris K, Mulcahy Levy JM, Hankinson TC, Handler M, Liu AK, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Jones K, Allen S, Zhang J, Baker SJ, Merchant TE, Orr BA, Green AL. Comprehensive molecular characterization of pediatric radiation-induced high-grade glioma. Nat Commun. 2021 Sep 20;12(1):5531. PubMed PMID: 34545084
The diagnosis of a brain tumor has a major and long-lasting impact on the entire family. It’s even worse if a child is diagnosed with a devastating brain tumor. Anyone, especially little kids should not go through this suffering. I am currently researching on identifying key genes that are responsible for initiation and progression of various types of pediatric brain tumors. My research is focused on understanding the biology of each tumor in order to find better therapies for curing brain tumors in children.
If I get some free time, I love to cook and try new recipes. I go walking with my friends and listen to music.