Corina Anastasaki, PhD was recently promoted to the rank of Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Anastasaki obtained her PhD from the University of Edinburgh before completing her postdoctoral research fellowship in the laboratory of David Gutmann.
During her postdoctoral fellowship training, she pioneered the use of human induced pluripotent stem cells to study Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Dr. Anastasaki has made numerous advances using this technology including identifying abnormalities in human brain development and new genes involved in autism, as well as developing the first humanized mouse models of brain and nerve tumors in NF1.
Dr. Anastasaki will continue to lead our efforts to understanding human brain and tumor development in her new role in the Washington University NF Center.