Brennan Olson

  • Current Program Year: Grad 3
  • Current Student, Physiology and Pharmacology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
  • M.D./Ph.D. Program Students, School of Medicine


Research Interests: Oncology, metabolism, neuroinflammation


  • B.A., 2013, Augustana College


Selected publications

  • Gast CE, Silk AD, Zarour L, Riegler L, Burkhart JG, Gustafson KT, Parappilly MS, Roh-Johnson M, Goodman JR, Olson B, Schmidt M, Swain JR, Davies PS, Shasthri V, Iizuka S, Flynn P, Watson S, Korkola J, Courtneidge SA, Fischer JM, Jaboin J, Billingsley KG, Lopez CD, Burchard J, Gray J, Coussens LM, Sheppard BC, Wong MH. Cell fusion potentiates tumor heterogeneity and reveals circulating hybrid cells that correlate with stage and survival. Science advances. 2018;4(9):eaat7828.
  • Geltzeiler M, Bertolet M, Albergotti W, Gleysteen J, Olson B, Persky M, Gross N, Li R, Andersen P, Kim S, Ferris RL, Duvvuri U, Clayburgh D. Staging HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer: Validation of AJCC-8 in a surgical cohort. Oral oncology. 2018;84:82-87.
  • Wu F, Olson BG, Yao J. DamID-seq: Genome-wide Mapping of Protein-DNA Interactions by High Throughput Sequencing of Adenine-methylated DNA Fragments. J Vis Exp. 2016 Jan 27;(107):e53620. doi: 10.3791/53620.
  • Olson B, Edwards J, Stone L, et al. Association of Sarcopenia With Oncologic Outcomes of Primary Surgery or Definitive Radiotherapy Among Patients With Localized Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;e201154. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2020.1154
  • Olson, B., and Marks, D.L. Pretreatment Cancer-Related Cognitive Impairment-Mechanisms and Outlook. Cancers (Basel). 2019 May 16;11(5):687. doi: 10.3390/cancers11050687. PMID: 31100985; PMCID: PMC6562730.


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