Robert Castellino, M.D.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
Education and Training Medical Degree: Duke University, Durham, NC, 1999
Residency: Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, 1999-2002
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002-2005

Professional Scientific Societies
  • Children's Oncology Group (COG), Associate Member
  • Society for Neuro-Oncology, Member
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), Early Career Reviewer for the Center for Scientific Review
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Member of the Scientific Review Committee
  • Emory University Department of Pediatrics, Member of the Infrastructure Committee
  • Emory University Research Council, Member of the Scientific Review Committee
  • Emory University, Chair of the University Research Committee and Biological and Health Sciences Sub-committee

Publications / Presentations

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


  • Department of Defense, Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, Idea Award with Special Focus: Mechanisms of PPM1D in growth and treatment responsiveness of pediatric DIPGs, 2015-2017
  • Springboard Grant, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Emory University, 2013-2014
  • Scholar Award–Competitive Extension, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, Emory University, 2012-2014
  • Pilot Grant, Pediatric Research Center for Neuroscience, Emory University, 2012-2013
  • Southeastern Brain Tumor Foundation Research Grant, Emory University, 2010
  • St. Baldrick’s Foundation Career Development (Scholar) Award, Emory University, 2009-2012
  • CURE Childhood Cancer Foundation Research Awards, Emory University, 2008-2015
  • Harriet H. Samuelsson Foundation and Larry and Helen Hoag Foundation Clinical Translational Research Career Development Award in Pediatric Cancer, Emory University, 2009
  • Emory+Children’s Research Center Seed Grant, Emory University, 2009 Winship Cancer Institute – Molecular Pathways & Biomarkers Program Seed Grant, Emory University, 2009
  • AACR-Aflac, Inc. Career Development Award for Pediatric Cancer Research, Emory University, 2007-2009 
  • Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation, Junior Investigator Award, Emory University, 2007-2008 
  • Stephanie Kramer/American Brain Tumor Association Translational Brain Tumor Research Grant, Baylor College of Medicine, 2006-2007
  • NIH, Molecular Medicine Scholar Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2006-2007
  • Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Young Investigator Award, Baylor College of Medicine, 2006-2008
  • NIH/NCI T32 Pediatric Training Award: Role of TP53 gene family in pathogenesis of medullobalstoma, Baylor College of Medicine, 2003-2005

Professional Interests
  • My research focuses on PPM1D-mediated signaling pathways that divert normal brain development toward growth and dissemination of medulloblastoma or DIPG. We use in vitro assays, mouse models and patient-derived tissues to understand signaling in growth, treatment resistance and response to novel PPM1D-targeted therapies to improve survival and outcome in children.

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