Group members

Our motivated team of researchers.

  • Cyril Neftel

    Graduate student, M.D. Ph.D program

  • Dana Silverbush

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Simon Gritsch

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

  • Nick Gonzalez

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

  • Chris Rodman

    MD summer student

  • Alicia Baumgartner

    MD summer student

  • Liz Perez

    PhD Student

  • John Dewitt

    M.D., Ph.D., Pathology Fellow

  • Hannah Weisman

    Research Technician

  • Marni Shore

    Research Technician

  • Alyssa Richman

    Lab Manager

  • Mario L. Suvà

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


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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