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Anu Dhanashekar


Anu graduated from Emory University with a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology, along with a BA in Creative Writing. At Emory, Anu conducted research in the School of Medicine's Pediatric Oncology department where she studied the role of insulin growth factor binding proteins and interactions with the tumor microenvironment in the progression of pediatric Sonic Hedgehog Medulloblastoma. Anu also worked with the Neuro-Oncology department at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL to study prognostic factors that prologned patient stay following tumor resections, which was presented at the 2019 Society for Neuro-Oncology Annual Meeting. Anu is excited to be a part of the Stevens lab where she will use iPSC-derived microglia to study neurodegenerative diseases! Outside of work, Anu loves to hang out with her friends, try new foods, draw, and watch TV!

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