Welcome to the Santagata Lab

Our laboratory aims make to fundamental discoveries that will greatly improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with brain tumors.

We are focused on understanding the molecular pathology of both common and rare tumors that arise in the brain as well as tumors that metastasize to the brain.

With this understanding we move toward developing new therapeutic approaches and strategies for adult and pediatric brain tumors. We are determined to improve the care of patients with a range of brain tumors including glioblastoma, oligodendroglioma, meningioma, ganglioglioma, pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma, craniopharyngioma and metastatic cancers.

Our work uses a range of tools in the areas of genomics, chemical biology, biomarker discovery, as well as functional studies in vitro and in animal models.