Research Faculty

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630 West 168th Street
P&S 16-406A
New York NY 10032

Phone: 212-342-0442
Fax:

hf2340@cumc.columbia.edu
Education and Training
PhD., Tata Cancer Research Institute, Bombay, India.
Helen Fernandes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Columbia University Medical Center
Research Summary

I am involved in the validation and clinical applications of molecular diagnostics for the detection of genomic variants in oncology. My research interests are focused on investigating genomic alterations to supplement therapeutic, diagnostic and prognostic information in cancer.
Selected Publications

Rennert H…..Fernandes H… Elemento O..et al Development and validation of a whole-exome sequencing test for simultaneous detection of point mutations, indels and copy-number alterations for precision cancer care. npj Genomic Medicine (2016) 1, 16019.

C Rodrigues, N Desai and H Fernandes. Molecular Diagnosis in Resource-Limited Settings. Clinical Microbiology Newsletter, 2016 38; 7; 51-56.

L Libby, N Narula, H Fernandes, J Gruden, D Wolf, and D M. Libby. Imatinib Treatment of Lymphangiomatosis. Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. 2016 14; 4; 383-385

Evans et al H Fernandes…. R. Bonomo..Rapid Molecular Diagnostics and Antibiotic Treatment Decisions: Developing Approaches to Inform Empiric Therapy. Clin Infect Dis 2015. Epub Sept 2015

P Zhang, A Baisre, N Mirani and H Fernandes. Molecular Heterogeneity of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma seen by Next Generation Sequencing. Am J of Pathology 2014; 184: 1323-1330


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