The Neuro-oncology research team is focused on understanding the mechanisms of brain tumor formation and how to target their resistance o therapy.”

Core Directors

Jake Y. Chen, Ph.D.

Professor of Genetics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
Chief Bioinformatics Officer
Cancer Bioinformatics & precision oncology
Associate Director, UAB Informatics Institute

Sejong Bae, PhD

Professor in the Division Of Preventive Medicine
Co-Director of the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility in the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Deputy Director of the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Coordinating Center (CARDIA)

Supported investigators

Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery Associate Director for Shared Resources O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center

Satoru Osuka, MD PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurosurgery

Christopher Willey M.D., Ph.D.


Ryan Miller

Professor / Director

Anita Hjelmeland Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Masakazu Kamata

Associate Professor

Markus Bredel M.D., Ph.D.