Fellow Projects


          Aaron Sugalski, DO



          Maria Falcon, MD




          Emily Moses, MD



          Abigail Cruz, MD




          Kristi George, MD



          Deanna Maida, MD



          Amanda Lipsitt, MD




Project Title:  Survival among hispanic patients with osteosarcoma in South Texas

Mentor:  Anne-Marie Langevin, MD and Jaclyn Hung, PhD


Project Title: Use of powered bone marrow drill to decrease procedure associated pain and duration of procedure in children with cancer requiring bone marrow biopsy and aspirate.

Mentor:   Chatchawin Assanasen, MD


Project Title: Preclinical studies of Salinomycin as a therapeutic agent for pediatric high-grade glioma cancer stem cells

Mentor: Jaclyn Hung, PhD


Project Title: : A Phase 1 trial of hydroxychloroquine with vorinostat or sorafenib in advanced solid tumors and collection of circulating tumor cells

Mentor:  Gail Tomlinson, MD, PhD and Steve Weitman, MD,PhD


Project Title:  Screening of Novel Agents for Pediatric Hepatoblastoma

Mentor:  Gail Tomlinson, MD, PhD and Susan Mooberry, PhD


Project Title: Additive role of ARID5B and CYP1A1 single nucleotide polymorphisms:  Acute lymphoblastic leukemia risk in the South Texas Hispanic population

Mentor:  Gail Tomlinson, MD, PhD and Yidong Chen, PhD


Project Title: An in vivo Zebrafish Angiosarcoma Cancer Model to Study    Metastasis and Identify Novel Therapies for Drug Screening in Angiosarcoma

Mentor:  Myron Ignatius, PhD

Fellow Publications

Andrews TG, Lindsey ML, Lange RA, Aune GJ. Cardiac assessment in pediatric mice: strain analysis as a diagnostic measurement. Echocardiography. 2014;31(3):375‐384. doi:10.1111/echo.12351

Sugalski AJ, Jiwani A, Ketchum NS, et al. Characterization of localized osteosarcoma of the extremity in children, adolescents, and young adults from a single institution in South Texas. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014;36(6):e353‐e358. doi:10.1097/MPH.0000000000000104

Sanchez-Diaz PC, Chang JC, Moses ES, Dao T, Chen Y, Hung JY. Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal esterase L1 (UCHL1) is associated with stem-like cancer cell functions in pediatric high-grade glioma. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0176879. Published 2017 May 4. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0176879

Grimes AC, Chen Y, Bansal H, et al. Genetic markers for treatment-related pancreatitis in a cohort of Hispanic children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 24]. Support Care Cancer. 2020;10.1007/s00520-020-05530-w. doi:10.1007/s00520-020-05530-w