Award: Fulbright Irish Scholar Award
Sponsor: Health Research Board
Institution: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Dr Olga Piskareva is a Principle Investigator studying a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Her work aims to identify and target weaknesses in the way neuroblastoma cells spread to disrupt the metastatic process. As a Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Scholar, Dr Piskavera will visit the Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins University to examine new methods to monitor and capture this process in real time. Upon returning to Ireland, she will continue her work developing new models in neuroblastoma pathogenesis and establishing a translational childhood cancer research programme in Ireland.