Dr. Caroline Tang Joins The Gutmann Lab

Yunshuo (Caroline) Tang, MD, PhD recently joined the laboratory of David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, NF Center Director, to investigate vision loss occurring in the setting of NF1 optic gliomas.

Dr. Tang completed her MD and PhD degrees at the University of California, San Francisco, working with Drs. Arturo Alvarez-Buylla, Michael Stryker, and John Rubinstein on the role of specific nerve cell populations in brain plasticity. She then came to Washington University as a resident in Adult Neurology. Dr. Tang was awarded a R25 grant from the National Institutes of Health to work with Dr. Gutmann. Her studies will focus on understanding how NF1-optic gliomas cause vision loss, and how the nerve cells in the eye can be protected. She will also be a team member of the Gilbert Family Foundation Vision Restoration Initiative.

Dr. Tang will also be pursuing clinical fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology.

NF Center Trainee Awarded Francis S. Collins Scholar Award

Nicole M. Brossier, MD, PhD was recently awarded a Francis S. Collins Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research Award. This program is directed by the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program at Johns Hopkins University, and is designed to foster the career development of the next generation of leaders in NF.

Dr. Brossier is finishing her postdoctoral research training in the laboratory of NF Center Director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, where she has focused on understanding the risk factors for brain tumor development in children with NF1. In addition, Dr. Brossier currently cares for children with NF1 brain tumors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

We extend our congratulations to Dr. Brossier, who is the second Francis S. Collins Scholar from the NF Center, joining Dr. Angela C. Hirbe from Medical Oncology.