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Christopher Tinkle, MD PhD

Co-Principal Investigator, Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty

Dr. Christopher Tinkle is an Assistant Member in the Department of Radiation Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Dr. Tinkle received his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Austin and completed MD/PhD training through the Tri-institutional MD/PhD program at Weill Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University in the laboratory of Dr. Elaine Fuchs. He completed a translational internship at UT Southwestern Austin Programs and radiation oncology residency at the University of California San Francisco, where he developed an interest in pediatric brain tumors under the mentorship of Dr. Daphne Haas-Kogan. His translational research efforts are focused on the identification of novel molecular therapies targeting pediatric brain tumor-specific genomic alterations that enhance the therapeutic ratio of conventional DNA damaging agents.

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