Adam C. Resnick

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Research Professor of Neurosurgery
Member , Abramson Cancer Center
Director , Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium, Division of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, CHOP/PENN Department of Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Tissue Biorepository
Director for Neurosurgical Translational Research, Division of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine (D3b), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Scientific Chair, Children's Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Stokes Investigator, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Vice-Chair of Research, Division of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Neurosurgery

Contact information
Colket Translational Research Bldg
Rm. 4052 (office) / Rm. 4400 (Lab)
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3501 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-425-2096
Fax: 267-425-0111
Lab: 267-425-3002
B.S (Neuroscience)
University of Florida, 1998.
B.A. (English and Literature)
University of Florida , 1999.
Ph.D. (Neuroscience)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 2006.
Post-Graduate Training
Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2005-2006.
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Description of Research Expertise

The Resnick laboratory studies cell signaling cascades and their alterations in pediatric brain tumors. The goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the molecular and genetic underpinnings of pediatric brain tumors in an effort to identify and develop targeted therapies. Additional, related studies focus on the characterization of novel cell signaling cascades impinging on cancer biology, including the inositol polyphosphates and their associated metabolism. Dr. Resnick also leads a number of Open Data initiatives focused on genomic data sharing and the necessary infrastructure to support collaborative research efforts.

Key words: brain, central nervous system, development, molecular oncology, neurooncology, signaling, inositol polyphosphates, and transcriptional regulation, cell and molecular biology, neuroscience, Brain Tumors.

Description of Other Expertise

Director of the The Childhood Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) in Neurosurgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The CBTTC is a collaborative multi-institutional cooperative research program dedicated to the study of childhood brain tumors. The ultimate goal of the CBTTC is to improve outcomes for children with brain tumors by supporting research on new prognostic biomarkers and therapies. The CBTTC has made great strides towards increasing worldwide collaboration and positioning the CBTTC for long term growth and sustainability through integrating informatics advancements, a state of the art biorepository and the leading experts in the field.

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Resnick is focused on defining the cell signaling mechanisms of oncogenesis and tumor progression in brain tumors.

Selected Publications

Kim S, Kim SF, Maag D, Maxwell MJ, Resnick AC, Juluri KR, Chakraborty A, Koldobskiy MA, Cha SH, Barrow R, Snowman AM, Snyder SH. : Amino Acid Signaling to mTOR Mediated by Inositol Polyphosphate Multikinase. Cell Metab. 13(2): 215-21, Feb 2011.

Parsons DW, Li M, Zhang X, Jones S, Leary RJ, Lin JC, Boca SM, Carter H, Samayoa J, Bettegowda C, Gallia GL, Jallo GI, Binder ZA, Nikolsky Y, Hartigan J, Smith DR, Gerhard DS, Fults DW, VandenBerg S, Berger MS, Marie SK, Shinjo SM, Clara C, Phillips PC, Minturn JE, Biegel JA, Judkins AR, Resnick AC, Storm PB, Curran T, He Y, Rasheed BA, Friedman HS, Keir ST, McLendon R, Northcott PA, Taylor MD, Burger PC, Riggins GJ, Karchin R, Parmigiani G, Bigner DD, Yan H, Papadopoulos N, Vogelstein B, Kinzler KW, Velculescu VE: The genetic landscape of the childhood cancer medulloblastoma. Science 331(6016): 435-9, Jan 2011.

Maag D, Maxwell MJ, Hardesty DA, Boucher KL, Choudhari N, Hanno AG, Ma JF, Snowman AS, Pietropaoli JW, Xu R, Storm PB, Saiardi A, Snyder SH, Resnick AC: Inositol polyphosphate multikinase is a physiologic PI3-kinase that activates Akt/PKB. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 108(4): 1391-6, Jan 2011.

Lucy S. Chong, Katie L. Boucher, Namrata Choudhari, James H. Stephen, Phillip B. Storm, and Adam C. Resnick: An antibody-based approach for the detection of IP7-mediated protein phosphorylation. Keystone Symposia 2011, Inositide Signalng in Pharmacology and Disease 2011 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Dougherty MJ, Santi M, Brose MS, Ma C, Resnick AC, Sievert AJ, Storm PB, Biegel JA.: Activating mutations in BRAF characterize a spectrum of pediatric low-grade gliomas. Neuro Oncol 12(7): 621-630, July 2010.

Sievert AJ, Choudhari N, Boucher K, Sharma S, Judkins AR, Biegel JA, Phillips PC, Storm PB, and Resnick AC: Molecular characterization and targeting of pediatric low-grade gliomas. 14th International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology 2010 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Stephens JH, Sievert AJ, Resnick AC, Storm PB, Judkins AR, and Santi M: Clinicopathological and molecular characterization of pediatric myxopapillary ependymoma. 2010 Society for NeuroOncology Annual Scientific Meeting 2010 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Losito O, Szijgyarto Z, Resnick AC, Saiardi A: Inositol pyrophosphates and their unique metabolic complexity: analysis by gel electrophoresis. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5580, May 2009.

Resnick AC & Saiardi A: Inositol Phosphates. Wiley Encyclopedia of Chemical Biology. Begley TP (eds.). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Page: 1-12, Jan 2009.

Sievert AJ, Jackson EM, Gai X, Hakonarson H, Judkins AR, Resnick AC, Sutton LN, Storm PB, Shaikh TH, Biegel JA: Duplication of 7q34 in Pediatric Low-Grade Astrocytomas Detected by High-Density Single-Nucleotide Polymorphism-Based Genotype Arrays Results in a Novel BRAF Fusion Gene. Brain pathology (Zurich, Switzerland) 19(3): 449-458, July 2009.

Bhandari Rashna, Juluri Krishna R, Resnick Adam C, Snyder Solomon H: Gene deletion of inositol hexakisphosphate kinase 1 reveals inositol pyrophosphate regulation of insulin secretion, growth, and spermiogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(7): 2349-53, Feb 2008.

Resnick Adam Cain, Saiardi Adolfo: Inositol polyphosphate multikinase: metabolic architect of nuclear inositides. Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library 1(13): 856-66, Jan 2008.

Bhandari Rashna, Saiardi Adolfo, Ahmadibeni Yousef, Snowman Adele M, Resnick Adam C, Kristiansen Troels Z, Molina Henrik, Pandey Akhilesh, Werner J Kent, Juluri Krishna R, Xu Yong, Prestwich Glenn D, Parang Keykavous, Snyder Solomon H: Protein pyrophosphorylation by inositol pyrophosphates is a posttranslational event. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 104(39): 15305-10, Sep 2007.

Resnick Adam C, Snowman Adele M, Kang Bingnan N, Hurt K Joseph, Snyder Solomon H, Saiardi Adolfo: Inositol polyphosphate multikinase is a nuclear PI3-kinase with transcriptional regulatory activity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(36): 12783-8, Sep 2005.

Saiardi Adolfo, Resnick Adam C, Snowman Adele M, Wendland Beverly, Snyder Solomon H: Inositol pyrophosphates regulate cell death and telomere length through phosphoinositide 3-kinase-related protein kinases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(6): 1911-4, Feb 2005.

D.A. Hardesty, D.A. Bhowmick, P.H. Kwag, P.B. Storm, A.C. Resnick: Knockdown of Inositol Polyphosphate Multikinase Modulates Glioblastoma Cellular Proliferation and AKT Activity in vitro. 2009 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting 2009 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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