Cynthia Wetmore, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Developmental Therapeutics Program, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Research, Emory+Children's Pediatric Research Center


Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Biography I have been actively involved in bringing new, targeted agents to Phase I/II clinical trials for the treatment of children with brain tumors. While my focus continues to be in the clinical care of children with brain tumors, I bring two decades of basic science research experience to the design and conduct of molecularly-based therapeutic protocols for children.

Education and Training Medical Degree: University of Minnesota, United States, Minneapolis, MN
Doctoral Degree: Histology and Neurobiology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN Developmental Neurobiology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Professional Scientific Societies
  • American Society for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Society for Clinical Oncology
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Association for Cancer Research

Publications / Presentations

Selected journal articles authored/co-authored by this physician are available at the National Library of Medicine's online resource PubMed.

  • The V Foundation Translational Research Scholar (2011)
  • International Society for Pediatric Oncology Award, Best Abstract in Basic and Translational Science (2007)
  • Sontag Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award (2004)
  • Waterman Scholar in Cancer Genetics, Mayo Clinic (2002)

Professional Interests
  • Clinical science: Developmental therapeutics for pediatric oncology, neuro-oncology; design and conduct of Phase I/II clinical studies; translation of basic science discoveries to improving clinical care of patients
  • Basic science: Developmental neurobiology, genetic control of normal and neoplastic proliferation in the nervous system, neural stem cells, gene expression in the nervous system, repair of DNA damage in the nervous system