Group members

Our motivated team of researchers.

  • Mario L. Suvà

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

  • Yilin Fan

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Chris Mount

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

  • Jun Zhong

    Lab Manager

  • Dana Silverbush

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Nick Gonzalez

    M.D., Ph.D, Instructor

  • Masashi Nomura

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

  • Vamsi Mangena

    Ph.D.. Post-doctoral Fellow

  • Florian Ruiz

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

  • Min Yang

    Ph.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

  • John Lee

    Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Alexander Jucht

    M.D.-Ph.D.graduate student

  • Channing Pooley

    Research Technician

  • Sydney Dumont

    Research Techinician


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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