Neurology &
Neurological Sciences

Reena P. Thomas, MD, PhD

Reena P. Thomas, MD, PhD


Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate: Cornell University



Juhasz, A., Frankel, P., Cheng, C., Rivera, H., Vishwanath, R., Chiu, A., Margolin, K., Yen, Y., Newman, E.M., Synold, T., Wilczynski, S., Lenz, H.J., Gandara, D., Albain, K.S., Longmate, J. and Doroshow, J.H. (2003) Quantification of chemotherapeutic target gene mRNA expression in human breast cancer biopsies: comparison of real-time reverse transcription-PCR vs. relative quantification reverse transcription-PCR utilizing DNA sequencer analysis of PCR products. J Clin Lab Anal 17, 184-94.

Brown, C.E., Wright, C.L., Naranjo, A., Vishwanath, R.P., Chang, W.C., Olivares, S., Wagner, J.R., Bruins, L., Raubitschek, A., Cooper, L.J. and Jensen, M.C. (2005) Biophotonic cytotoxicity assay for high-throughput screening of cytolytic killing. J Immunol Methods 297, 39-52.

Vishwanath, R.P., Brown, C.E., Wagner, J.R., Meechoovet, H.B., Naranjo, A., Wright, C.L., Olivares, S., Qian, D., Cooper, L.J, and Jensen, M.C. (2005) A quantitative high-throughput chemotaxis assay using bioluminescent reporter cells. J Immunol Methods 302, 78-89.

Brown, C.E., Vishwanath, R.P., Aguilar, B., Starr, R., Najbauer, J., Aboody, K.S., Jensen, M.C. (2007) Tumor-derived chemokine MCP-1/CCL2 is sufficient for mediating tumor tropism of adoptively transferred T cells. J Immunol. 179(5):3332-41.

Schmiedeskamp H, Andre JB, Straka M, Christen T, Nagpal S, Recht L, Thomas RP, Zaharchuk G, Bammer R. (2013) Simultaneous perfusion and permeability measurements using combined spin- and gradient-echo MRI. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab.

Thomas RP, Xu LW, Lober RM, Li G, Nagpal S. (2013) The incidence and significance of multiple lesions in glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. Mar;112(1):91-7.

Thomas RP, Recht L, Nagpal S. Advances in the management of glioblastoma: the role of temozolomide and MGMT testing. (2013) Clin Pharmacol. 5:1-9.


Soifer, H.S., Vishwanath, R., Kim, J., Heale, B., Scherer, L.J., Rossi, J.J., Cyclophilin A as a Cellular Target for Gene Therapy of HIV-1. Molecular Therapy, May 2004. American Society of Gene Therapy, Seventh Annual Meeting. Poster: June 4, 2004. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Vishwanath, R.P., Brown, C.E., Aguilar, B., Najbauer, J., Aboody, K.S., Jensen, M.C., Glioma tropism of adoptively transferred cytolytic T-cells: a critical role for glioma-derived MCP-1 chemokine. Neuro-Oncology, Volume 6, Number 4, October 2004. Presented poster: Society for Neuro-Oncology, Nov. 19, 2004 (Toronto, Canada).

Al-Kadhimi, Z., Serrano, L.M., Olivares, S., Gonzalez, S., Pfeiffer, T., Vishwanath, R., Jensen, M.C., Forman, S.J., Cooper, L.J., T Cells Genetically Modified To Be CD19-Specific with Improved Potential for Trafficking and Activation. Blood 104, issue 11, Nov. 16, 2004. Poster: American Society of Hematology, Dec. 4, 2004 (San Diego, California).

Brown, C.E., Vishwanath, R.P., Aguilar, B., Najbauer, J., Aboody, K.S., Cooper, L.J, and Jensen, M.C. Tumor tropism of CD8+ T-cells following adoptive transfer: a critical role for tumor-derived MCP-1. Poster: Basic Aspects of Tumor Immunology, March 19-24, 2005 (Keystone, Colorado).

Vishwanath, R.P., Dudley, M.E., Rosenberg, S.A. Differential Expression of Chemokine Receptors on Tumor Infiltrating and Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes. Summer Research Poster Presentation, August 2006 (NIH, Bethesda, MD).

Schmiedeskamp, H, Straka M., Andre, J.B., Nagpal, S., Recht, L., Thomas, R.P., Christen, T., Moseley, M.E., Zaharchuk, G., Bammer, R. Spin- and Gradient-echo PWI with correction for T1- and T2(*) related contrast agent extravasation effects. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, May 2012 (Melbourne, Australia)

Andre, J.B., Schmiedeskamp, H, Thomas, R.P., Feroze, A., Nagpal, S., Zaharchuk, G., Straka, M., Recht, L., Bammer, R. Preliminary Results Utilizing Vessel Size Imaging as a Metric of Response in Glioblastoma Multiforme. Society for Neuro Oncology (November 2012) Washington DC.

Xu, LW, Thomas, RP, Lober RM, Nagpal S, Li G. The incidence and significance of multiple lesions in glioblastoma. Society for Neuro Oncology (November 2012) Washington DC.


Rachmiel Levine Award for Graduate Student Presentation – May 3, 2005 Neurology Clerkship Teaching Award, Stanford University Hospital, 2011 Stanford Society of Physician Scholars Grant Recipient, 2012 Neurology Graduating Senior Teaching Award, Stanford University Hospital, 2013

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