Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD



Dr. Gershon is a physician scientist actively involved in medulloblastoma care and research.

Titles and Roles

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Children's Center for Neurosciences Research
Research Program
Cell and Molecular Biology


Timothy R. Gershon, MD, PhD, is professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gershon serves as director of the Children's Center for Neurosciences Research.

Dr. Gershon is a member of the Cell and Molecular Biology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. He holds professional memberships with Society for Neuro-Oncology, Child Neurology Society, American Association for Cancer Research and American Neurology Association.


Dr. Gershon received his MD and his PhD in Biological Sciences from Columbia University in New York, New York. He completed his residencies in pediatrics and neurology along with a fellowship in pediatric neurology at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, New York. He also completed a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.


Dr. Gershon's lab studies the interrelation between normal brain growth and pediatric brain tumor formation. They focus on the cerebellum, which is a key site of postnatal brain growth, and on medulloblastoma, a cerebellar tumor that is the most common malignant brain tumor in children. The lab works primarily with in vivo models and focus on tumor metabolism, cellular heterogeneity, and microenvironment. They are studying therapies that target tumor metabolism, that block tumor recurrence, and that use the immune system for anti-tumor effect. The goal is to develop new treatments for brain tumors based on their unique biology.


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