Project Investigator, SickKids Research Institute
Dr. Anirban Das is a formally-trained paediatric neuro-oncologist and cancer geneticist working as a staff physician at SickKids, and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. His over-arching research focus is to unearth the germline underpinnings of deadly brain tumors in children and young adults and translate these discoveries to improve diagnostics and clinical care for these young patients globally.
His current work is specifically focused on comprehensively deciphering the immunobiology of CNS cancers that arise from DNA replication-repair deficiency. He co-leads the International Replication Repair Deficiency Consortium with Dr. Uri Tabori and consults on patients globally including from low and low-middle income countries, to enable evidence-based care for these patients. He is also currently involved with multiple international consortia, cancer predisposition committees and immuno-oncology working groups to develop clinical diagnostics, workflows and precision-oncology trials focussing on novel correlative biomarker analyses for these patients and their cancers.