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Joshua Rubin, MD, PhD

Address:
660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8208
St. Louis, MO 63110
E-mail:
rubin_j@wustl.edu

Primary Academic Title:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine
Research Interest:
Normal neuronal precursor cell proliferation, survival and migration in order to identify pathways that are likely to contribute to the genetics of pediatric brain tumors. We described a critical role for the chemokine receptor CSCR4 in normal cerebellar development and malignant brain tumor growth. This requirement creates a unique vulnerability in cancer growth to CXCR4 blockade, and we hope to exploit this in novel treatments for pediatric and adult patients with brain tumors.
Education:
•1992: MSc, neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York
•1994: MD/PhD, neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Training:
•1994-1997: Resident, Children's Hospital and Harvard University, Boston
•1997-2000: Clinical fellow, hematology/oncology, Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
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