Washington University NF Center Trainee Defends Dissertation on Understanding NF2-Associated Spinal Cord Tumor Formation

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On Wednesday June 11, 2014, Cynthia Garcia, PhD, a previous graduate student in the laboratory of  David H. Gutmann, MD PhD, defended her dissertation as the final step in achieving her PhD in Neuroscience.
Dr. Garcia’s dissertation focused on understanding why spinal tumors, or ependymomas, form in individuals with NF2. Using a combination of methods, she has identified a promising drug target for potential treatment of NF2-associated ependymoma.
After her presentation, members of the Washington University NF Center celebrated this momentous occasion and wished Dr. Garcia good luck in all her future endeavors.