Brain Tumors
June 23 - 30, 2024
Key Dates
Application & Materials Deadline: March 15th, 2024
Arrival: June 23rd by 6pm EST
Departure: June 30th around 12pm EST

The course will be held at the Laboratory's Banbury Conference Center located on the north shore of Long Island. All participants stay within walking distance of the Center.  CSHL Courses are intensive, running all day and often including evenings and weekends; students are expected to attend all sessions and reside on campus for the duration of the course.

Frank Furnari, University of California San Diego
David Gutmann, Washington University School of Medicine
Sadhan Majumder, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Alea Mills, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

See the roll of honor - who's taken the course in the past

This one week discussion course will provide a clinical overview of brain tumors and emphasize molecular mechanisms involved in the growth and development of brain tumors with special emphasis on neural differentiation, signaling mechanisms, DNA replication, chromatin modulation, stem cells, mouse models, genomics, imaging techniques, genetically modified mouse techniques, nanotechnology, mechanism-based therapeutic strategies, translation of basic science to the clinic, biobanks and ethical concerns. Attendees will be able to interact with senior investigators on a one-to-one basis in an informal environment. All non-faculty students will be considered for a generous stipend depending on stated need. Applications are invited from medical and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and clinicians and scientists.

2024 Speakers:
Nduka Amankulor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 
Melissa Bondy, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 
John Boockvar, Lenox Hill Neurosurgery, New York, United States 
Priscilla Brastianos, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 
Cameron Brennan, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 
Maria Castro, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 
E. Antonio Chiocca, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 
Benjamin Deneen, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 
Peter Dirks, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada 
Dominique Duncan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 
Mark Gilbert, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 
Candece Gladson, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 
Vidya Gopalakrishnan, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 
Dolores Hambardzumyan, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 
Eric Holland, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 
Jason Huse, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 
Antonio Iavarone, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 
Rakesh Jain, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 
Balveen Kaur, Augusta University, Augusta, GA 
Sanjay Kumar, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 
Frederick Lang, Jr., University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 
Anna Lasorella, University of Miami Medical School, Miami, FL 
Duane Mitchell, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Martine Roussel, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN 
Evan Snyder, Sanford Burnham Medical Discovery Institute & UCSD, La Jolla, United States 
Adam Sonabend, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL 
Michael Taylor, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX 
Jeffrey Weinberg, MD Anderson Cancer Center, ,  
Patrick Wen, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 
Kai Wucherpfennig, Harvard University, Boston, MA 
Kenny Yu, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY 

Significant and generous scholarship funds for individuals in need of financial support are available courtesy of the American Brain Tumor Association. Apply in writing for financial support when you complete your application

Cost (including board and lodging): $2,985 USD

No fees are due until you have completed the full application process and are accepted into the course. Students accepted into the course should plan to arrive on the evening of August 8, and depart by lunchtime on August 15.

Before applying, ensure you have 1) Personal statement/essay; 2) Letter(s) of recommendation; 3) Curriculum vitae/resume (optional); 4) Financial aid request (optional). More details

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