Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine
Chisom Eni-Kalu is a Research Technician responsible for for conducting wet lab experiments for the characterization of mutations in pediatric gliomas, such as the fusion gene mutation loss of NF1 in pediatric brain tumors, and assessing their response to known and novel small molecule inhibitors.
Prior to joining the D3b Center in January of 2019, Chisom performed molecular biology research as an undergraduate research assistant at the University of Pittsburgh’s Davidson lab. The aim of her project was to better understand the origins of birth defects by identifying mechano-sensor genes involved in the gastrulation of Xenopus laevis.
Chisom earned a BSc in Bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She is committed to using her skills to promote innovative medicine that will benefit pediatric patients.