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Dr. Sriram Venneti

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BENEFITING: The Chadtough Foundation

EVENT: Dancing with the Michigan Stars

EVENT DATE: Mar 08, 2018

THE STORY:

"I am a physician-scientist working at the University of Michigan Medical Center. I am a neuropathologist and my laboratory works on understanding the biology of DIPG in order to develop a cure for this lethal tumor. I was born in India and trained at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. I moved to Ann Arbor to start my clinical work and research laboratory on childhood brain tumors in November 2014 at the University of Michigan. 


"While at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I discovered a critical clue that helps us understand the pathology of DIPG cancers by examining changes in a mutant protein around which DNA is packed in the nucleus of DIPG cancer cells. I developed a clinical test based on this work that was adopted by the World Health Organization and is now routinely used to diagnose DIPGs around the world. My laboratory studies how this protein causes DIPG cancers to occur and how DIPG cancer cells fuel growth by devouring nutrients from the brain. Our goal is to develop drugs that will kill DIPG cancer cells by targeting this protein and preventing them from consuming fuels. My laboratory also works and collaborates closely with Dr. Carl Koschmann's laboratory at the University of Michigan to combat DIPGs.   


"I am constantly inspired and motivated by children and their families who lives have been devastated by DIPG. We are extremely appreciative and grateful to Tammi, Jason, Lloyd and many other families that believe in this cause and support DIPG research by donating their valuable resources and time. I also wanted to thank families including the Carrs for brain donations that enable us research DIPGs. You are with us in the laboratory everyday as we unravel this deadly tumor one step at a time and march ahead to cure DIPG!"

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$3,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Croake Gray

    $100

  • Dustin Johnston

    $25

  • Barbara C.

    $500

  • Kate McFadden

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jonathan McHugh

    $100

  • Marylynn Buckosky

     

  • Stephanie

    $100

  • Pozega Family

    $500

  • Mashuq Deen and Elizabeth Clark

    $25

  • Piali Mukherjee

    $25

  • Beth Lawlor

    $25

  • Julia

    $100

  • Jeff and Sandra

     

  • Clayton & Arlene

    $100

  • Jeff

    $500

  • The Garimella Family

    $150

  • Eddie

    $50

  • Robin and Steve

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Beth Minors

    $50

  • Jason Keech

    $25

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The Team: $3,425 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jason Keech

Jason Keech

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Beth Minors

Beth Minors

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Robin and Steve

Robin and Steve

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Eddie

Eddie

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

The Garimella Family

The Garimella Family

DONATION: $150

Way to go Chipi! 6 months ago

Jeff

Jeff

DONATION: $500

6 months ago

Clayton & Arlene

Clayton & Arlene

DONATION: $100

Good Luck! 6 months ago

Jeff and Sandra

Jeff and Sandra

Great Idea! 6 months ago

Julia

Julia

DONATION: $100

6 months ago