Sujatha Venkataraman, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Pediatrics-Heme/Onc and Bone Marrow Transplantation
Balakrishnan I, Danis E, Pierce A, Madhavan K, Wang D, Dahl N, Sanford B, Birks DK, Davidson N, Metselaar DS, Meel MH, Lemma R, Donson A, Vijmasi T, Katagi H, Sola I, Fosmire S, Alimova I, Steiner J, Gilani A, Hulleman E, Serkova NJ, Hashizume R, Hawkins C, Carcaboso AM, Gupta N, Monje M, Jabado N, Jones K, Foreman N, Green A, Vibhakar R, Venkataraman S. Senescence Induced by BMI1 Inhibition Is a Therapeutic Vulnerability in H3K27M-Mutant DIPG. Cell Rep. 2020 Oct 20;33(3):108286. PubMed PMID: 33086074
Gillen AE, Riemondy KA, Amani V, Griesinger AM, Gilani A, Venkataraman S, Madhavan K, Prince E, Sanford B, Hankinson TC, Handler MH, Vibhakar R, Jones KL, Mitra S, Hesselberth JR, Foreman NK, Donson AM. Single-Cell RNA Sequencing of Childhood Ependymoma Reveals Neoplastic Cell Subpopulations That Impact Molecular Classification and Etiology. Cell Rep. 2020 Aug 11;32(6):108023. PubMed PMID: 32783945
Green AL, Flannery P, Hankinson TC, O'Neill B, Amani V, DeSisto J, Knox A, Chatwin H, Lemma R, Hoffman LM, Mulcahy Levy J, Raybin J, Hemenway M, Gilani A, Koschmann C, Dahl N, Handler M, Pierce A, Venkataraman S, Foreman N, Vibhakar R, Wempe MF, Dorris K. Preclinical and clinical investigation of intratumoral chemotherapy pharmacokinetics in DIPG using gemcitabine. Neurooncol Adv. 2020 Jan-Dec;2(1):vdaa021. PubMed PMID: 32642682
Bhatia S, Bukkapatnam S, Van Court B, Phan A, Oweida A, Gadwa J, Mueller AC, Piper M, Darragh L, Nguyen D, Gilani A, Knitz M, Bickett T, Green A, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R, Cittelly D, Karam SD. The effects of ephrinB2 signaling on proliferation and invasion in glioblastoma multiforme. Mol Carcinog. 2020 Sep;59(9):1064-1075. PubMed PMID: 32567728
Dahl NA, Danis E, Balakrishnan I, Wang D, Pierce A, Walker FM, Gilani A, Serkova NJ, Madhavan K, Fosmire S, Green AL, Foreman NK, Venkataraman S, Vibhakar R. Super Elongation Complex as a Targetable Dependency in Diffuse Midline Glioma. Cell Rep. 2020 Apr 7;31(1):107485. PubMed PMID: 32268092
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.