Olson LabLed by Dr. Olson, the Laboratory of Clinically-Related Neuro-Oncology is currently involved in the following ongoing projects aimed at identifying novel treatments for aggressive brain tumors:

  • Assessment of drugs targeted to newly identified tumor growth pathways
  • Study of synthetic amino acids, pharmacokinetics and biodistribution to improve tumor imaging. 

Techniques employed in the laboratory include:

  • In vitro and in vivo brain tumor models
  • Tumor protein, DNA and RNA analysis
  • Drug and biological response modifier pharmacokinetics analysis
  • Assessment of synthetic amino acid metabolism and distribution