Allegra Petti, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

WashU Neurosurgery provides unique opportunities for cutting edge, collaborative research at the interface of science and medicine. 

Dr. Petti

Research focus

My lab seeks to understand tumor ecosystems at single-cell resolution during the development and evolution of cancer. We develop analytical approaches for the integration and interpretation of multidimensional genomic data, including single-cell RNA-sequencing, whole genome sequence data, and emerging genomic technologies. A chief area of focus is the study of intratumoral heterogeneity and its relationship to clonal evolution, treatment response, and the tumor microenvironment in glioblastoma.

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Petti Lab

We seek to understand tumor ecosystems at single-cell resolution during the development and evolution of human cancer.

Awards and grants

  • “Cancer Research Foundation Young Investigator Award” 2021-2022
  • “American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant” 2021
  • “Paul Calabresi Career Development Award for Clinical Oncology (K12)” 2016-2019

Education

Ph.D., Genetics
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
1998-2005

B.A., Biology
Rice University, Houston, TX
1994-1998

Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Integrative Genomics
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
2006-2011