research is being undertaken in such areas as nervous system
repair, viral gene therapy, molecular genetics, behavioral
neurophysicology, movement disorders, learning and memory
formation and autonomic control of food intake.
results have been two NREF fellowships in both 2004 and
2005, a Daman Runyan Cancer Research Foundation fellowship,
a Science Research Fellowship awarded by the American Brain
Association to name just a few of the honors achieved by the
current MGH residents.
quality of research currently being undertaken by our residents
is outstanding, " said Chief of Neurosurgery Robert
the last two years, two residents have received NREF fellowships
-- Dr. Ramin Amirnovin in 2004 and Dr. Daniel Cahill, a
third year resident in MGH Neurosurgery in 2005.
Cahill's proposed research focuses on the analysis of gene
expression profiles of malignant gliomas, with an aim to identify
the pathways involved in these brain tumors. Previous studies
in his group have characterized the gene expression profiles
of approximately 12000 genes in 90 tumors, resulting in a
molecular system for identification of tumor type and prediction
of clinical outcome.