Aime T. Franco, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19104
B.S./B.A. (B.S. Sports Medicine and Athletic Training; B.A. Biology)
University of Connecticut, 2000.
M.S. (Nutritional Sciences)
University of Connecticut, 2002.
Ph.D. (Cancer Biology)
Vanderbilt University, 2007.
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Description of Research Expertise

Thyroid Cancer, Tumor Microenvironment, mouse models of cancer, transgenic mouse models

Selected Publications

Franco AT, Labourier E, Adlordeppey KK, Surrey LF, Mostoufi-Moab S, Isaac A, Adzick NS, Kazahaya K, Kumar G, Bauer AJ: miRNA expression can classify pediatric thyroid lesions and increases the diagnostic yield of mutation testing. Pediatric Blood Cancer 2020.

Jana A, Nookaew I, Singh J, Behkam B, Franco AT, Nain AS: Crosshatch nanofiber networks of tunable interfiber spacing induce plasticity in cell migration and cytoskeletal response. FASEB Journal 2019.

Ware J and Franco AT: Pathophysiology 2: The Role of Platelets in Cancer Biology. Thrombosis and Hemostatis in Cancer. Springer Nature Press, 179, 2019.

Such SB, Jo A, Traore MA, Zhan Y, Coutermarsh-Ott SL, Ringel-Scaia VM, Allen IC, Davis RM, Behkam B: Nanoscale Bacteria-Enabled Autonomous Drug Delivery System (NanoBEADS) Enhances Intratumoral Transport of Nanomedicine. Advanced Science 2018.

Ciccarella A, Staley AC, Franco AT: Transforming Research: Engaging patient advocates at all stages of cancer research. Ann Transl Medicine 2018.

Hinson AM, Massoll NA, Jolly LA, Stack BC, Bodenner D, Franco AT: Structural Alterations in Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes Before Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Metastasis. Head & Neck 39(8): 1639-1646, Aug 2017.

Hinson Andrew M, Lawson Bradley R, Franco Aime T, Stack Brendan C: Association of Parathyroid Gland Biopsy Excision Technique With Ex Vivo Radiation Counts During Radioguided Parathyroid Surgery. JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery 143(6): 595-600, Jun 2017.

Jana A, Singh J, Singh L, Franco AT, Behkam B, Nain A: “Plasticity in cell migratory modes on orthotropic fiber architectures.” American Society of Cell Biology Meeting, Philadelphia, PA 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Quin Z, Lin W-T, Zhu S, Franco AT, Liu J.: “Imaging the motility and chemotaxis machineries in Helicobater pylori by cryo-electron tomography.” Bacterial Locomotion and Signal Transduction (BLAST) XIV Meeting, New Orleans, LA 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Bornhorst JA, Franco AT, Hinson AM: Laboratory Testing, PTH Measurement of Needle Aspirates, and Intra Operative PTH Technologies. In: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Parathyroid Diseases. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Page: 517-528, 2017.

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