Home Department: Biology
Mentor: Michelle Monje, Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Optic Pathway Gliomas are brain tumors which primarily affect children. Their molecular mechanisms are not well understood, and current therapies are not satisfactory. It is hypothesized that the activity of retinal ganglion cells stimulates the growth of optic gliomas through a specific pathway. Jared’s research will focus on analyzing this pathway to work towards determining the mechanisms behind the growth of optic gliomas.