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Jennifer Elster, MD

Co-Principal Investigator, Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

Dr. Jennifer Elster attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete pediatric residency and pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at the UPMC medical education program at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. After an additional research year funded by a St. Baldrick’s fellowship grant to study a novel mechanism of tumor angiogenesis, she was recruited by the University of Louisville where she joined and eventually led the pediatric neuro-oncology program. During her time in Louisville she was funded by a CureSearch Grant to study the feasibility and tolerability of a cancer germline antigen dendritic cell vaccine with poly-ICLC adjuvant in patients with relapsed neuroblastoma, sarcoma, and high grade CNS tumors. In keeping with her longstanding goal of providing excellent cutting edge care to children with CNS tumors, she recently joined the neuro-oncology team at the University of California, San Diego.

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