Nancy Ratner, PhD
College of Medicine - UC
Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics
Nancy Ratner, PhD, is a member of the Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics Program at the OSUCCC – James, where she focuses on identifying novel therapies for diseases of the nervous system.In particular, she investigates interactions between glial cells and axons in the development of the nervous system and how they go awry in disease. One of her recent studies indicates that a potential new strategy—disrupting lipid metabolisms—could help in the development of therapeutics for malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors. Dr. Ratner has co-authored many articles in well-respected publications, including Cell Reports, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Neuro-Oncology/ and Pediatric Blood & Cancer.