Graduate Degree

  • Drexel University College of Medicine , Philadelphia , PA

Medical School

  • Drexel University College of Medicine , 2012 , Philadelphia , PA


  • Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center , 2015 , Boston , MA


  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Boston Children's Hopital , 2018 , Boston , MA


My research focuses on pediatric bone marrow failure-associated MDS and AML. I currently work in the lab of Akiko Shimamura, MD, PhD and am studying the somatic mutations that develop over time in patients with bone marrow failure syndromes. My hope is to better understand which mutations cause cancer in this group of patients with bone marrow failure and how to better diagnose and treat pediatric patients with these diseases.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


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  1. Storck S, Kennedy AL, Marcus KJ, Teot L, Vaughn J, Gnekow AK, Märkl B, Leuschner I, DuBois SG, French CA, Frühwald MC. Pediatric NUT-midline carcinoma: Therapeutic success employing a sarcoma based multimodal approach. Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2017 May; 34(4):231-237. View abstract
  2. Kennedy AL, Vallurupalli M, Chen L, Crompton B, Cowley G, Vazquez F, Weir BA, Tsherniak A, Parasuraman S, Kim S, Alexe G, Stegmaier K. Functional, chemical genomic, and super-enhancer screening identify sensitivity to cyclin D1/CDK4 pathway inhibition in Ewing sarcoma. Oncotarget. 2015 Oct 06; 6(30):30178-93. View abstract
  3. Kennedy AL, Adams PD, Morton JP. Ras, PI3K/Akt and senescence: Paradoxes provide clues for pancreatic cancer therapy. Small GTPases. 2011 Sep; 2(5):264-267. View abstract
  4. Kennedy AL, Morton JP, Manoharan I, Nelson DM, Jamieson NB, Pawlikowski JS, McBryan T, Doyle B, McKay C, Oien KA, Enders GH, Zhang R, Sansom OJ, Adams PD. Activation of the PIK3CA/AKT pathway suppresses senescence induced by an activated RAS oncogene to promote tumorigenesis. Mol Cell. 2011 Apr 08; 42(1):36-49. View abstract
  5. Kennedy AL, McBryan T, Enders GH, Johnson FB, Zhang R, Adams PD. Senescent mouse cells fail to overtly regulate the HIRA histone chaperone and do not form robust Senescence Associated Heterochromatin Foci. Cell Div. 2010 Jun 22; 5:16. View abstract
  6. Scacheri PC, Crabtree JS, Kennedy AL, Swain GP, Ward JM, Marx SJ, Spiegel AM, Collins FS. Homozygous loss of menin is well tolerated in liver, a tissue not affected in MEN1. Mamm Genome. 2004 Nov; 15(11):872-7. View abstract
  7. Scacheri PC, Kennedy AL, Chin K, Miller MT, Hodgson JG, Gray JW, Marx SJ, Spiegel AM, Collins FS. Pancreatic insulinomas in multiple endocrine neoplasia, type I knockout mice can develop in the absence of chromosome instability or microsatellite instability. Cancer Res. 2004 Oct 01; 64(19):7039-44. View abstract