Diana Cittelly

Brunilde Gril

Bethesda, USA

Brunilde Gril Ph.D. is a staff scientist in the Women’s Malignancies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute (NCI), USA. Prior to joining NCI, Dr. Gril received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology in 2006, from the University of Paris René Descartes, France. Dr. Gril has worked for more than ten years on translational research investigating brain metastases of breast cancer with a multifocal approach.
The overarching theme of her research involves identifying molecular targets, determining mechanisms of action, deciphering signaling pathways, and preclinical testing of developmental therapeutics in mouse models of breast cancer brain metastases. For five years, Dr. Gril has focused her research on the investigation of the molecular underpinnings of the blood-tumor barrier permeability, in order to develop strategies to improve drug uptake. She received several awards from different organizations such as AACR and ASCO and received the NCI Director’s Intramural Innovation Award in 2012.