ATRT Investigators -


Ashley Margol, MD, MS

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles [Los Angeles, CA]

Research Interests:

  • Role of tumor microenvironment in pediatric brain tumors

  • Molecular classification of medulloblastoma

  • Genetic and epigenetic alterations contributing to rhabdoid tumor pathogenesis

  • Genetic-based differences contributing to inter-patient variability in drug metabolism

  • Using molecularly targets and subgroup specific therapies to improve survival for children with AT/RT

  • Identifying subsets of young patients with embryonal tumors who can be successfully treated with irradiation avoiding strategies

Investigator of Clinical Trial:  MV-NIS (NCT02962167)


Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center [San Francisco, CA]

I am a board-certified neurologist and a pediatric neuro-oncologist with a research program focused on novel therapies for pediatric brain tumors and also on late effects in survivors of childhood brain tumors. I have received dedicated training in clinical research methodology through the Master's of Clinical Research Program at UCSF, which I completed in June 2015. I have significant experience conducting multi-center trials through established consortia, such as the Children's Oncology Group and the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), which I am co-leading. I also collaborate with the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study for my late effect research.  

Within PNOC, we are currently testing the feasibility of using a modified measles  virus for treatment of ATRT. Further, within PNOC we assembled leading experts in the field of ATRT research to develop the next, international ATRT clinical trial. The aim is to bring basic research scientists together with translational and clinical researches to develop a flexible clinical trial design that can quickly integrate new research findings.  VISIT PNOC SITE

PI of Clinical Trial:  MV-NIS (NCT02962167)


Sonia Partap, MD

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford [Palo Alto, CA]

I am a pediatric neuro-oncologist with research interests in Phase I and Phase II clinical trials for children and young adults with primary brain and spinal cord tumors. I am also site investigator for Stanford Children's many neuro-oncology trials. Our institution is actively involved in the Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC), Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), Children's Oncology Group (COG), and the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators' Consortium (POETIC). As a part of these collaborations, we can be a part of the development of future therapies and bring options to our patients in hopes for a cure.

Investigator of Clinical Trial:  NCT0211422

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