University of Minnesota Biology of Osteosarcoma Study Team

Our multi-phase research project brings together an A-team of basic and translational scientists with outstanding records of achievement in sarcoma research.

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David Largaespada, PhD


Takes the genes we find in BOOST and tests them in mice.

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Jaime Modiano, VMD, PhD
Perlman Professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine


Compares genes in humans to those in canine osteosarcoma patients.

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Branden Moriarity, PhD
Assistant Professor


Takes the genes we find in BOOST and tests them in mice.

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Logan Spector, PhD


Leads the BOOST team.

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Subbaya Subramanian, PhD
Associate Professor, Basic and Translational Research


Investigates whether the genes we find in BOOST will interact with signaling molecules called microRNA.

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Brenda Weigel, MD, MSc
Professor and Lehman Family Chair in Pediatrics


Evaluates whether genes can lead to targeted therapies for osteosarcoma patients.

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U of M BOOST registry/osteosarcoma teamPhoto credit: Mike Carpenter

Our research team is dedicated to better understanding how genes and environment affect the development and survival of osteosarcoma.

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