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Al Charest


Al Charest

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Cancer Center, USA

Biography

Alain Charest, MSc, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. Dr. Charest received his postgraduate degrees at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. The focus of the Charest laboratory is on leveraging clinically relevant genetically engineered mouse models of primary malignant brain cancer to study central aspects of gliomagenesis and molecular responses to therapeutic interventions. Recent work from the Charest lab involves studies on how PDGFRa signaling strength confers sensitivity to chemotherapeutic agents in Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Abstract

Abstract : PDGFRα signaling strength confers sensitivity to vinblastine in glioblastoma