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Dr. Jacobsen joins the Gutmann Laboratory

Kristen Jacobsen, PhD recently joined the research laboratory of NF Center director, David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD, as a postdoctoral research fellow. Dr. Jacobsen completed her graduate training with Douglas Graham, MD, PhD at the University of Colorado and Emory University, where she investigated the importance of the tumor microenvironment in breast cancer and leukemia development and growth.
In the Gutmann laboratory, Dr. Jacobsen will be studying male/female differences in the function of immune system-like cells in the brain, called microglia, with particular relevance to vision loss in children with NF1-associated brain tumors (optic gliomas).