Agne Petrosiute, MD
Rebecca Allison Meyer Fund for Pediatric Cancer Research St. Baldrick's Scholar, '15-'18
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, CWRU SOM
Agne Petrosiute received her medical training at the Kaunas University of
Medicine, Kaunas Lithuania in June 2002.
She then underwent pediatric residency training at MetroHealth Medical
Center in Cleveland, Ohio and subsequently received her clinical fellowship
training in pediatric hematology / oncology at Rainbow Babies and Children’sHospital / Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. As a fellow, Dr.
Petrosiute joined Dr. Alex Huang’s laboratory in 2009 with a primary research interest
in pediatric brain tumor, in particular, Medulloblastoma. Dr. Petrosiute was appointed Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric
Hematology and Oncology, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital / Case Western
School of Medicine from September 2011 to June 2014, and is now an Assistant Professor of Pediatric at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
Dr. Petrosiute’s current research interest is in the understanding of the
immune mechanisms by which CNS tumors develop and survive in vivo, with
additional emphasis on the role of Cdk5 in CNS tumor pathogenesis. These
mechanistic insights may provide new targets and approaches in the development
of novel small-molecule and immunotherapeutic strategies against MB and other
primary and secondary CNS tumors in the near future.
09/1996-06/2002 Doctor of Medicine, Kaunas University of Medicine, Kaunas, Lithuania
07/2002-07/2003 Internship, Jonava Hospital, Lithuania
08/2003-06/2005 Resident, Family Medicine, Santariskiu Clinics of Vilnius University Hospitals, Vilnius, Lithuania
07/2005-07/2008 Pediatric resident, Metrohealth Medical Center, CWRU Cleveland, OH08/2008-08/2011 Fellow, Pediatric Hematoloty-Oncology, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center / Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
1. Huang, A.Y., Haining, W.N., Barkauskas, D.S., Myers, J.T., Petrosiute, A., Garrett, A.P., Singh, K., Cooke, K.R., Kean, L.S. Viewing transplantation immunology through today's lens: new models, new imaging, and new insights. Biol. Blood Marrow Transplant. 2013; 19(1 Suppl): S44-51.
2.Petrosiute, A, Auletta, J.J., Lazarus, H.M. Achieving graft-versus-tumor effect in brain tumor patients: from autologous progenitor cell transplant to active immunotherapy. Immunotherapy. 2012; 4(11):1139-51.
3.Barkauskas, D.S., Evans, T.A., Myers, J., Petrosiute, A., Silver, J., Huang, A.Y. Extravascular CX3CR1+ Cells Extend Intravascular Dendritic Processes into Intact Central Nervous System Vessel Lumen. Micros Microanal. 2013, 19:778-790.
4. Bobanga, I.D., Petrosiute, A., Huang, A.Y. Chemokines as Cancer Vaccine Adjuvants. Vaccines. 2013, 1:444-463.
5. Myers, J.T., Petrosiute, A., Huang, A.Y. Utilization of multiphoton imaging for real-time fate determination of mesenchymal stem cells in an immunocompetent mouse model. J. Stem Cell Res Ther 2014; 4(7): 217.
6. Dorand, R.D., Barkauskas, D.S., Evans, T.A., Petrosiute, A., Huang, A.Y. Comparison of intravital thinned skull and cranial window approaches to study CNS immunobiology in the mouse cortex. IntraVital. 2014; 3:e29728.
7. Owusu-Ansah, A., Choi, S.H., Petrosiute, A., Letterio, J.J., Huang, A.Y. Triterpenoid inducers of Nrf2 signaling as a potential therapeutic agents in sickle Cell disease - a review. Frontiers of Medicine. 2015; 9(1): 46-56.
8. Dorand RD, Nthale J, Myers JT, Barkauskas DS, Avril S, Chirieleison SM,
Pareek TK, Abbott DW, Stearns DS, Letterio JJ, Huang AY^, Petrosiute AY^
Cdk5 disruption attenuates tumor PD-L1 expression and promotes
anti-tumor immunity. Science 2016. 353(6297): 399-403.
doi:10.1126/science.aae0477. (^co-senior authors)
1) Rainbow Fellow's Research Award in Pediatrics (FRAP); $15,000.00 (7/1/2009-6/30/2011; P.I.)
2) Rainbow Fellow Career Development Award; $40,000.00 (6/30/2011-current; P.I.)
3) St. Baldrick's Foundation Fellowship Award; $146,359.00 (7/1/2011-6/30/2013; P.I.)
4) Hyundai Hope-on-Wheels Scholar Award; $75,000.00 (9/1/2012-current; P.I.)
5) Pediatric Pilot Research Award, $60,000.00 + CTSC Tissue Histology Core Utilization Grant, $10,000.00 (9/1/2012-12/31/2013; P.I.)
6) Department of Pediatric Career Development K12 Award (9/1/2011-8/31/2013; P.I.)
7) Alex's Lemonade Stand Innovator Award, $200,000 (7/1/2012-6/30/2013; Co-I)
8) St. Baldrick's Foundation Award Extension; $82,594 (7/1/2013-6/30/2014; P.I.)
9) Hyundai Hope-on-Wheels Hope Award; $250,000 (1/1/2015-12/31/2016)
10) CTSC Core Utilization Grant - Phosphoproteomics; $10,000 (1/1/2015-12/31/2015)
11) Alex's Lemonade Stand Innovator Award, $250,000 (7/1/2015-6/30/2017; Co-I)
12) Hyundai Hope-on-Wheels Senior Researcher Award, $250,000 (1/1/2016-12/31/2017; Co-I
13) St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar Award; $330,000 (7/1/2015-6/30/2018; P.I.)
14) Case Comprehensive Cancer Center P30 Pilot Grant in Molecular Oncology (4/1/2015-3/31/2016; Co-P.I.)
Journal of Brain and Spinal Cancer (2013-current)
Frontiers in Cancer Genetics (2013-current)