Purow, Benjamin W.

Benjamin W. Purow

Benjamin W. Purow

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Neurology


  • BA, Chemistry and Physics, Harvard University-Cambridge, MA
  • MD, Medicine, Johns Hopkins University-Baltimore, MD

Contact Information

fueling an aggressive search for new therapies targeting the proteins and pathways underlying these cancers. Our laboratory is focused on discovering new genes and microRNAs underlying glioma pathogenesis and incorporating these findings into novel therapies.  Our goal is to develop therapies active not only against the bulk of glioma cells but also against stem cell-like glioma cells
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 2-4415
Email: bwp5g@virginia.edu
Website: we demonstrated that other prominent cancer pathways are inhibited by a microRNA down-regulated in glioblastoma

Research Interests

Examination of the molecule called microRNA-7, which may have therapeutic potential for gliomas.

Research Description

Glioma is the most common brain tumor and has been calculated to cause more lost years of life than any other cancer. Median survival of patients with glioblastoma