Group members

Our motivated team of researchers.

  • Toshiro Hara

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Masashi Nomura

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

  • Liming Tao

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Vamsi Mangena

    Graduate student, MIT

  • Liz Perez

    Graduate student, Systems Biology

  • Simon Gritsch

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

  • Dana Silverbush

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Nick Gonzalez

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

  • Marian Neidert

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

  • Channing Pooley

    Research Technician

  • Lilly Bussema

    Research Technician

  • Hannah Weisman

    Research Technician

  • Yixing Zhang

    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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