Phone: 1-800-226-2379

Our Researchers

Director, Bone Tumor Program

Dr. Lisa Wang’s research interests focus on the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. She specifically focuses on the RECQL4 pathway and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS), a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes affected individuals to developing osteosarcoma. Her research goals include:... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4822

Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Nabil Ahmed is a physician scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve therapy for brain tumors. Dr Ahmed's initial studies demonstrated that antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells could eradicate established brain... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1770 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4611

Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is conducting research under the mentorship of Dr. Jason Yustein.  Her primary efforts are focused on discovering and developing non invasive biomarkers (microRNAs and genomic markers) for pediatric sarcomas to improve early detection rates, guide therapy choices, monitor... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1030.03 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4207

Address: 6621 Fannin Suite 1510.15 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4266

His research efforts focus on high-risk bone tumors in pediatric patients. After completing his training, Dr. Flores was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI) to continue his research on pediatric bone tumors, cancer biomarkers, and novel therapeutic... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1030.09 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-1037 (office)

Solid tumors enable immune evasion by expressing high-levels of immune-inhibitory ligands that attenuate anti-tumor responses by inducing functional exhaustion and apoptotic death of the activated tumor-antigen specific T cells. Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1; B7-H1)/ programmed death protein-1... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4840

Dr. Chris Man’s laboratory is interested in applying computational and OMICS approaches to improve both the diagnosis and prognosis of pediatric cancer patients. The main focus of his research is to identify circulating and tumor biomarkers for early detection of chemoresistance and metastasis in... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4682

Her translational research focuses on the pre-clinical development and clinical application of new and targeted drugs for the treatment of childhood cancers. She works with the research team to maximize curative therapy and minimize treatment related toxicity. She is principal investigator for... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1230.1 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: Clinic: 832-822-4242

Dr. Fatih Okcu has ongoing studies include late effects after proton radiation therapy in brain tumor patients, reasons for lack of adherence to follow up care in survivors and relationship between genetic polymorphisms and late permanent treatment effects in childhood cancer survivors. Research... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4242

His research focuses in the role of cancer stem cells in the development and progression of pediatric sarcomas. Dr. Rainusso has been awarded numerous honors for his research, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award (2009). He is a St. Baldrick’s Scholar... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1510.15 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4242

Dr. Pulivarthi Rao is the Associate Director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory and a principal investigator for the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers.   His research laboratory analyzes the genetic basis of malignant transformations,... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1030.16 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4820

Dr. Lisa Wang’s research interests focus on the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. She specifically focuses on the RECQL4 pathway and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS), a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes affected individuals to developing osteosarcoma. Her research goals include:... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4822

Dr. Jason Yustein’s research interests include furthering the biological, molecular and genetic understanding of pediatric sarcomas, including osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma, through the formation of novel model systems that will lead to the discovery of new therapeutic targets and subsequent... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Suite 1025.07 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4601

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4242

Pathology

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite AB1195 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-2250

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite AB1195 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-3710

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Vasudevan is the director of the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Laboratory that focuses on finding targeted therapies for pediatric solid tumors, in particular, hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroblastoma. Dr. Vasudevan’s lab is currently focusing on the mechanisms behind vascular... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: TCH Pearland Obstetrics & Gynecology 9003 Broadway Street Pearland, TX 77584 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-3135

Our Researchers

Director, Bone Tumor Program

Dr. Lisa Wang’s research interests focus on the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. She specifically focuses on the RECQL4 pathway and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS), a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes affected individuals to developing osteosarcoma. Her research goals include:... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4822

Hematology/Oncology

Dr. Nabil Ahmed is a physician scientist engaged in translational research focusing on adoptive immunotherapy with gene-modified effector cells, to improve therapy for brain tumors. Dr Ahmed's initial studies demonstrated that antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells could eradicate established brain... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1770 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4611

Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is conducting research under the mentorship of Dr. Jason Yustein.  Her primary efforts are focused on discovering and developing non invasive biomarkers (microRNAs and genomic markers) for pediatric sarcomas to improve early detection rates, guide therapy choices, monitor... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Ste. 1030.03 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4207

Address: 6621 Fannin Suite 1510.15 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4266

His research efforts focus on high-risk bone tumors in pediatric patients. After completing his training, Dr. Flores was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NIH-NCI) to continue his research on pediatric bone tumors, cancer biomarkers, and novel therapeutic... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 1102 Bates Street, Suite 1030.09 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands 17580 I-45 South, 5th Floor, Green Pod The Woodlands, TX 77384 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-1037 (office)

Solid tumors enable immune evasion by expressing high-levels of immune-inhibitory ligands that attenuate anti-tumor responses by inducing functional exhaustion and apoptotic death of the activated tumor-antigen specific T cells. Programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1; B7-H1)/ programmed death protein-1... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4840

Dr. Chris Man’s laboratory is interested in applying computational and OMICS approaches to improve both the diagnosis and prognosis of pediatric cancer patients. The main focus of his research is to identify circulating and tumor biomarkers for early detection of chemoresistance and metastasis in... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave., Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4682

Her translational research focuses on the pre-clinical development and clinical application of new and targeted drugs for the treatment of childhood cancers. She works with the research team to maximize curative therapy and minimize treatment related toxicity. She is principal investigator for... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Street Suite 1230.1 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: Clinic: 832-822-4242

Dr. Fatih Okcu has ongoing studies include late effects after proton radiation therapy in brain tumor patients, reasons for lack of adherence to follow up care in survivors and relationship between genetic polymorphisms and late permanent treatment effects in childhood cancer survivors. Research... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Street Suite 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4242

His research focuses in the role of cancer stem cells in the development and progression of pediatric sarcomas. Dr. Rainusso has been awarded numerous honors for his research, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Young Investigator Award (2009). He is a St. Baldrick’s Scholar... Read more

Address: 6701 Fannin Suite 1510.15 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4242

Dr. Pulivarthi Rao is the Associate Director of the Cancer Cytogenetics Core Laboratory and a principal investigator for the Cancer Genetics and Genomics Program at Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers.   His research laboratory analyzes the genetic basis of malignant transformations,... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1030.16 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4820

Dr. Lisa Wang’s research interests focus on the molecular pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. She specifically focuses on the RECQL4 pathway and Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS), a rare, inherited disorder that predisposes affected individuals to developing osteosarcoma. Her research goals include:... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Ave. Suite 1570 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4822

Dr. Jason Yustein’s research interests include furthering the biological, molecular and genetic understanding of pediatric sarcomas, including osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma, through the formation of novel model systems that will lead to the discovery of new therapeutic targets and subsequent... Read more

Address: 1102 Bates Suite 1025.07 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-4601

Address: 6701 Fannin St., Ste. 1510 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-4242

Pathology

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite AB1195 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-2250

Address: 6621 Fannin Street Suite AB1195 Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-824-3710

Surgical Oncology

Dr. Vasudevan is the director of the Pediatric Surgical Oncology Laboratory that focuses on finding targeted therapies for pediatric solid tumors, in particular, hepatoblastoma, hepatocellular carcinoma and neuroblastoma. Dr. Vasudevan’s lab is currently focusing on the mechanisms behind vascular... Read more

Address: Texas Children's Hospital - Main Campus 6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor Houston, TX 77030 United States See map: Google Maps Texas , Address: TCH Pearland Obstetrics & Gynecology 9003 Broadway Street Pearland, TX 77584 United States See map: Google Maps Texas

Phone: 832-822-3135