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Amy Heimberger, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurological Surgery

Amy Heimberger, MD, PhD

Research Program


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Cancer-Focused Research

I am a physician-scientist and a board-certified Neurosurgeon with extensive training and experience in the field of immunology. My laboratory is focused on elucidating the mechanisms of tumor-mediated immune suppression and actionable targets for immune therapeutics. During my career, I have been intricately involved in a wide variety of bench to bedside therapeutics, including those that were extensively developed within my laboratory. Having been the PI of many clinical trials for patients with brain cancer, several arising from my own patents, I have experience with the IND process and the FDA. I have been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) and hold a variety of NIH grants.

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