Siobhan Pattwell, PhD
Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Research Title: Principal Investigator, Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute and Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research
The Pattwell Lab studies genes and processes involved in neurodevelopment and how they are hijacked in cancer.
- Research Description
Siobhan Pattwell, PhD, is an assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. She is a principal investigator in the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's Research Institute. Dr. Pattwell completed her graduate work under the mentorship of Dr. Francis Lee at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Cornell University, where she studied neurodevelopment and the brain’s capacity for change across childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood. Expanding upon her background in developmental and molecular neuroscience, Dr. Pattwell continued her training in cancer genetics, alternative splicing, and preclinical mouse modeling as a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. Eric Holland at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. Combining her expertise in normal and aberrant neurodevelopment, Dr. Pattwell started her independent laboratory at Seattle Children’s in October 2021. Her lab focuses on the intersection between neuroscience and cancer biology in an effort to better understand what developmental processes are hijacked by tumor cells and how these pathways may be targeted by novel therapeutics.