Javad Nazarian

Head - DIPG Research Institute

The new DRIz has appointed Dr. Javad Nazarian as the Head of the DIPG Research Institute. Javad was previously an investigator at the Center for Genetic Medicine in Children’s National Medical Center, Washington D.C. and as an assistant professor in Integrative Systems Biology at the George Washington University.

His laboratory has been involved in establishing in vivo models of brainstem gliomas as well as generating the molecular profile of the disease. These include proteomics, genomics, microRNA and mRNA profiles. HIs multidisciplinary research team ongoing research involves characterizing in vivo and in vitro models of brainstem gliomas, developing nanoparticles-mediated strategies for specific targeting of tumor cells, and assessment of non-hormonal steroids for treatment of pediatric brain tumors.