Javad Nazarian

USA

Javad Nazarian

USA

Biography

Dr. Nazarian is the Head DIPG Research Institute, Zurich (DRIz) and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. In his role, Dr. Nazarian has formed national and international collaborations in an effort to establish a robust and comprehensive team focusing on childhood high grade gliomas. As the Scientific Co-Chair of Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC), Dr. Nazarian has worked closely with the CBTTC team to help in advancing the mission of the consortium. Dedicated to the study and treatment of all pediatric brain tumors, CBTTC’s 15 member institutions, paired with the Pacific Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC), has launched CAVATICA, a comprehensive pediatric genomic cloud. This has allowed for an unprecedented level of data sharing in order to find biomarkers and effective therapies for all childhood brain tumors. Dr. Nazarian also leads a CBTTC initiative —Project Open DIPG— to bring all known DIPG data and resources under one umbrella. This will enhance the data’s accessibility by researchers and accelerate their discoveries. In his new role in DRIz, Dr. Nazarian will focus on expanding the international collaboration with colleagues across Europe in order to accelerate clinically translatable discoveries for childhood CNS cancers.