Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, MBA
Dolores Hambardzumyan, PhD, MBA, has been appointed Senior Faculty in the Department of Neurosurgery and a member of The Tisch Cancer Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her research focuses on developing novel therapeutic pathways for the treatment of glioblastoma. She is also exploring the relationship between cancer cells and immune cells within the tumor. Dr. Hambardzumyan’s laboratory explores the role of macrophages in gliomas using genetically engineered mouse models as well as cutting-edge imaging techniques and large-scale gene-expression analysis.
Dr. Hambardzumyan received her PhD in Biochemistry from the Buniatian Institute of Biochemistry, part of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences. She received an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. Her postgraduate training included fellowships in cancer biology and radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and a fellowship in neuronal plasticity and transplantation at INSERM, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research. She has ongoing R01 and R21 grants from the National Institutes of Health and authored the chapter “Malignant Glioma” in the textbook Neuroglia, 3rd edition (2012). ■