Duke University Medical Center

Durham, NC


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe. Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

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Dr. Daniel Landi


Principal Investigator
Professor of Neuro-Oncology
Dr. Ashley is a professor in the Departments of Neurosurgery, Pediatrics, Medicine, and Pathology at Duke University. His career in cancer research dates more than two decades. His peer-reviewed publication record is diverse and includes laboratory-based cancer research, clinical trials, as well as public health and psycho-oncology research. His primary research focus is on the immunology, epigenetics, and genetics of brain tumors. His achievements in research have led to change in practice in the care of both children and adults with brain tumors. Dr. Ashley is highly regarded for his work, as evidenced by numerous awards and invitations to plenary sessions and symposia of international standing. He has been the principal investigator of a number of important national and international studies both clinical and pre-clinical. Dr. Ashley was appointed Director of The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke in 2018.
Co-Principal Investigator
Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist
Dr. Daniel Landi is a pediatric neuro-oncologist at Duke. Dan's research interests include developing and evaluating novel therapies for children with brain and spinal cord tumors. He is particularly focused on immune-based approaches against pediatric glioma.