Monica Venere

Monica Venere, PhD

Monica Venere

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

(614) 685-7842

514B Tzagournis Medical Research Facility
420 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Neuro-Oncology


  • PhD: University of Pennsylvania
  • Postdoctoral Training: University of California San Francisco, Dr. Robert Blelloch and the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Jeremy Rich

Dr. Venere's Lab Website

Current Research Description

The overarching goal of our laboratory is to elucidate points of fragility for glioblastoma using cell and molecular biology as well as animal models and exploit these findings to develop new treatment modalities and/or improve on current standard of care therapies. To this end, we employ a model system based on the finding that glioblastoma tumors harbor a subset of cells, termed cancer stem cells, which encompass the most malignant properties of glioblastoma and drive tumor recurrence. Specific projects in the lab include; elucidating the role of kinesins in the DNA damage response, understanding how chromatin remodeling factors contribute to resistance to radiation, and investigating the pathways involved in the fate switch from invasion to proliferation.

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