Group members

Our motivated team of researchers.

  • Mario L. Suvà

    M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator

  • Mariella Filbin

    M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Cyril Neftel

    Graduate student, M.D. Ph.D program

  • Nick Gonzalez

    M.D., Ph.D, Post-doctoral Fellow

  • John Dewitt

    M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Simon Gritsch

    M.D., Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Dana Silverbush

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Alyssa Richman

    Research Technician

  • Marni Shore

    Research Technician

  • McKenzie Shaw

    Lab Manager


The Suvà laboratory is focused on the biology of brain tumors, in particular diffuse gliomas in adults and children. We dissect how cellular heterogeneity and plasticity contribute to tumor properties. We study primary human samples at single-cell resolution and establish genetically and epigenetically relevant cellular models from patient tumors. We model how brain cancer cells exploit their plasticity to establish distinct epigenetic programs. We seek to identify common programs that would offer novel therapeutic options in these dismal diseases.



We currently have 3 lines of investigation.

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