Stefan M. Pfister, Prof. Dr. med.
Head, Division of Pediatric Neurooncology (B062)
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
Stefan Pfister was appointed acting head of the Division Pediatric Neurooncology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in 2012. Since 2014 he is professor for pediatric neurooncology at the DKFZ and heading the department permanently. Being a pediatrician by training, Pfister received his MD from Tübingen University, and his clinical education at Mannheim and Heidelberg University Hospitals. As a physician-scientist, he completed postdoctoral fellowships with Christopher Rudd at the Dana-Faber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School, and with Peter Lichter at the German Cancer Research Center, Division of Molecular Genetics. Pfister´s research focuses on the genetic and epigenetic characterization of childhood brain tumors by applying next-generation profiling methods and subsequently translating novel findings into a clinical context. For his translational neurooncology projects, Pfister received amongst others the German Cancer Award in 2012.
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