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Dr. Brunilde Gril

Brunilde Gril, Ph.D.

Program Director
Division of Cancer Biology (DCB)

Dr. Brunilde Gril manages grants focusing on the brain tumor microenvironment, regulation of the blood-tumor barrier, cell signaling in metastasis, and the development of mouse models to study brain metastases. She also has expertise in the preclinical evaluation of therapeutic compounds for metastatic disease. 


Research Programs

Dr. Gril also helps manage a DCB cooperative agreement program:



Prior to her work as a program director, Dr. Gril was a staff scientist at NCI performing basic and translational research on brain metastases of breast cancer. Since she cross-trained in psychology, Dr. Gril developed a clinical protocol evaluating coping strategies to optimize the quality of life in patients with brain tumors. 

Dr. Gril came to DCB for the opportunity to encourage transdisciplinary approaches and collaborations between metastasis researchers. She also likes using her strong psychological and mentoring background when communicating with extramural scientists. 



  • Ph.D., Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Université Paris Descartes
  • M.P.S., Clinical Psychological Science, University of Maryland
  • M.S., Virology, University of Paris Denis Diderot
  • B.S., Biochemistry, University of Paris Denis Diderot