Research & Publications
Dr. Robert's thesis work has focused on understanding the mechanisms of peritumoral excitability and excitotoxicity in patients with malignant brain tumors. Her previous work defined a glutamate transporter, System xc-, as an important source of tumor-mediated glutamate release in the peritumoral brain, contributing to tumor growth, neuronal death, and seizures in this patient population. Her research continues to focus on elucidating the underlying mechanisms of growth and survival of central nervous system tumors, and their affect on the surrounding nervous tissue.
Astrocytes; Brain Neoplasms; Spinal Cord Neoplasms