Corey Speers, MD, PhD

Corey Speers, MD, PhD

  • Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar

  • Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Dr. Speer’s research focuses on a personalized approach to breast cancer treatment, finding more effective, targeted therapies for patients depending on the genetic characteristics of their tumors.

Sascha Goonewardena, MD

Sascha Goonewardena, MD

  • Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar

  • Assistant Professor, Cardiology

Dr. Goonewardena’s research focuses on nanotechnology to improve and refine therapies for cardia disorders.

Karen McLean, MD, PhD

Karen McLean, MD, PhD

  • Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar

  • Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. McLean’s research focuses on the role of stem cells in ovarian cancer development and recurrence, and the preclinical and clinical investigation of new treatments for ovarian cancer.

Scott Tomlins, MD, PhD

Scott Tomlins, MD, PhD The A. Alfred Taubman Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology Dr. Tomlins is a pathologist with expertise in prostate cancer genomics. His laboratory is focused on utilizing high-throughput approaches to characterize prostate, bladder, and adrenocortical cancers at the molecular level to understand cancer biology and identify clinically relevant biomarkers and therapeutic…

Kanakadurga Singer, MD

Kanakadurga Singer, MD Assistant Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology Edith Briskin / SKS Foundation Emerging Scholar Dr. Singer is a pediatric endocrinologist, and her research seeks to understand how obesity-induced inflammation progresses to cardiovascular and metabolic diseases like insulin resistance and diabetes. By investigating the mechanisms linking obesity and systemic inflammation, she hopes to identify effective medical and dietary interventions…

Srijan Sen, MD, PhD

Srijan Sen, MD, PhD Frances and Kenneth Eisenberg Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry Dr. Sen is a psychiatrist with an interest in depression. Using cutting-edge genomic techniques, his laboratory is studying medical interns, a unique cohort of individuals subjected to chronic stress, to identify gene-stress interactions that moderate stress and depression, identify non-genetic biomarkers that…

Rajesh C. Rao, MD

Rajesh C. Rao, MD Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Assistant Professor, Pathology Leslie and Abigail Wexner Emerging Scholar Dr. Rajesh Rao is an ophthalmologist and his long-term goal is to use stem cell biology and epigenetics to decipher the pathogenesis of retinal disease. He is developing a stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration and also…

Myria Petrou, MA, MS, MBChB

Myria Petrou, MA, MS, MBChB Assistant Professor, Radiology Leslie and Abigail Wexner Emerging Scholar Dr. Petrou is a radiologist and expert in clinical neuroimaging. Using noninvasive MRI and PET imaging, her research aims to gain insight into brain pathophysiology in the setting of diabetes in order to develop a better understanding of the mechanisms by which diabetes…

Parag Patil, MD, PhD

Parag Patil, MD, PhD Young Friends of the Taubman Institute Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, and Biomedical Engineering Co-Director, Movement Disorders Program and Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program Dr. Patil is a neurosurgeon with clinical expertise in deep brain stimulation therapies for movement disorders and depression and surgical therapies for neurological conditions. In the laboratory, he is…

Erika A. Newman, MD

Erika A. Newman, MD Edith Briskin Emerging Scholar Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery Dr. Newman’s clinical interest in pediatric oncology led her study neuroblastoma, the most common extra cranial solid cancer in children. Through research aimed at understanding the developmental pathways in the cells that underlie this disease, she is enhancing our understanding of neuroblastoma pathogenesis and supporting…