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Richa Singhania

Weill Cornell Medical Center

Richa Singhania is a cross-disciplinary trained scientist with extensive experience in translational cancer research, and her latest research is based on using stem cells and organoids for cancer modeling and drug discovery. Currently, she is spearheading the Starr Foundation Cerebral Organoid Translational Core at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York which integrates organoid and automation technologies to create personalized solutions for brain cancer patients. Richa received a Masters in Biotechnology and PhD in Molecular Biology from University of Queensland, Australia, and postdoctoral training from academic institutions in the UK (University of Nottingham) and USA (UT Southwestern Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medicine). Richa is passionate about bringing precision medicine to the masses, and making preclinical research successful to ultimately improve the lives of people affected by cancer.


Organoid models of Glioblastoma

Abstract

Discover the latest advances in generating in vitro 3D models of human glioblastoma (GBM). Dr. Singhania will cover how these organoid-based models for the first time in decades are allowing us to capture the characteristic phenotypic and molecular features of GBM in a dish, to ask fundamental questions of brain tumor development as well as to test and exploit therapeutic vulnerabilities of this cancer in a way that cannot be done in traditional cell lines and animal models. Dr. Singhania will also talk about how these models can be personalized to help direct individual patient treatments.