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Charles Gawad

Faculty Fellows
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hematology/Oncology)
Our lab works at the interface of biotechnology, computational biology, cellular biology, and clinical medicine to develop and apply new tools for characterizing genetic variation across single cells within a tissue with unparalleled sensitivity and accuracy. We are focused on applying these technologies to study cancer clonal evolution while patients are undergoing treatment with the aim of identifying cancer clonotypes that are associated with resistance to specific drugs so as to better understand and predict treatment response. We are also applying these methods to understand how more virulent pathogens emerge from a population of bacteria or viruses with an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of how antibiotic resistance develops.


Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (2017)
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology (2017)
Residency: UCLA Pediatric Residency (2009) CA
PhD Training: Stanford University School of Medicine - Office of Graduate Affairs - Postdoctoral Affairs (2015) CA
Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellowship (2012) CA
Medical Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine Office of the Registrar (2006) AZ
PhD, Stanford University, Cancer Biology (2015)
MD, University of Arizona, Medicine (2006)
BS, Arizona State University, Chemistry and Microbiology (2001)