Winson Ho, MD

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Neurological Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1450 Third Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Yale College, New Haven, CTBA05/2006Biology
    Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CTMD05/2011Medicine
    National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD06/2018Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery
    University of Virginia, Charlottesville. VA06/2018Residency in Neurosurgery
    University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT06/2019Fellow in Pediatric Neurosurgery
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    Yale University2000William Belknap Prize for excellence in biological studies
    Yale School of Medicine2010Medical Student Research Fellowship Award
    NIH/NINDS2019  - 2021Neurosurgeon Research Career Development Program K12
    AANS/CNS Joint Section2020  - 2021Pediatric Section Research Award
    Rally Foundation2020  - 2021Independent Investigator Grant

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    Dr. Winson Ho is a board certified pediatric neurosurgeon. His clinical work covers the whole spectrum of pediatric neurosurgery with a special interest in the neurosurgical care of children with brain tumors, epilepsy, and trauma. His laboratory research focuses on developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of brain tumors, with a particular interest in studying the role of Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in modulating anti-tumor immunity. He received his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency in the joint neurosurgery program of the University of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health. Following his residency, he completed a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Intermountain Primary Children’s Medical Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He was an Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery at University of Texas at Austin from 2019-2022 prior to joining UCSF.

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    Modulation of Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in Natural-Killer Cell Based Immunotherapy for Pediatric High-Grade Glioma and Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma Sub award of K12NS080223Jul 1, 2021 - Jun 30, 2023
    Role: PI
    Description: Study the role of PP2A in modulating NK anti-tumor immunity in pediatric high grade glioma and diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma
    PP2A Inhibition in Natural-Killer cell Immunotherapy for Medulloblastoma
    Rally Foundation Independent Investigator GrantJul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Description: Study the role of PP2A in modulating NK anti-tumor immunity in medulloblastoma
    National Killer Cells in Medulloblastoma Metastasis
    AANS/CNS Pediatric Section AwardJul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2021
    Description: Study the role of NK cells in controlling medulloblastoma metastasis

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    1. New Developments in the Pathogenesis, Therapeutic Targeting, and Treatment of Pediatric Medulloblastoma. Cancers (Basel). 2022 May 03; 14(9). Fang FY, Rosenblum JS, Ho WS, Heiss JD. PMID: 35565414; PMCID: PMC9100249.
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    2. Targeting Mitochondrial Oxidative Phosphorylation in Glioblastoma Therapy. Neuromolecular Med. 2022 03; 24(1):18-22. Wu Z, Ho WS, Lu R. PMID: 34487301.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    3. MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy using the Visualase system and Navigus frameless stereotaxy in an infant: technical case report. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2021 May 21; 1-4. Lee JJ, Clarke D, Hoverson E, Tyler-Kabara EC, Ho WS. PMID: 34020419.
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    4. Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Macrophage, and Microglia in Brain Cancer. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020; 8:620788. Lu RO, Ho WS. PMID: 33520994; PMCID: PMC7843701.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 2  
    5. Extreme Lateral Transodontoid Approach for Resection of Clival Chordoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Sep 01; 19(3):E298. Joyce EJ, Cohen MA, Ho W, Brockmeyer DL, Couldwell WT. PMID: 31943094.
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    6. Induction of Immune Response Against Metastatic Tumors via Vaccination of Mannan-BAM, TLR Ligands and Anti-CD40 Antibody (MBTA). Adv Ther (Weinh). 2020 Sep; 3(9). Medina R, Wang H, Caisová V, Cui J, Indig IH, Uher O, Ye J, Nwankwo A, Sanchez V, Wu T, Nduom E, Heiss J, Gilbert MR, Terabe M, Ho W, Zenka J, Pacak K, Zhuang Z. PMID: 33709018; PMCID: PMC7942838.
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    7. Inhibition of protein phosphatase-2A with LB-100 enhances antitumor immunity against glioblastoma. J Neurooncol. 2020 Jun; 148(2):231-244. Maggio D, Ho WS, Breese R, Walbridge S, Wang H, Cui J, Heiss JD, Gilbert MR, Kovach JS, Lu RO, Lu RO, Zhuang Z. PMID: 32342332; PMCID: PMC7467059.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 4     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    8. A comparison of the accuracy of fetal MRI and prenatal ultrasonography at predicting lesion level and perinatal motor outcome in patients with myelomeningocele. Neurosurg Focus. 2019 10 01; 47(4):E4. Sherrod BA, Ho WS, Hedlund A, Kennedy A, Ostrander B, Bollo RJ. PMID: 31574478.
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    9. Correction to: Toward a comprehensive view of cancer immune responsiveness: a synopsis from the SITC workshop. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 Jul 04; 7(1):167. Bedognetti D, Ceccarelli M, Galluzzi L, Lu R, Palucka K, Samayoa J, Spranger S, Warren S, Wong KK, Ziv E, Chowell D, Coussens LM, De Carvalho DD, DeNardo DG, Galon J, Kaufman HL, Kirchhoff T, Lotze MT, Luke JJ, Minn AJ, Politi K, Shultz LD, Simon R, Thórsson V, Weidhaas JB, Ascierto ML, Ascierto PA, Barnes JM, Barsan V, Bommareddy PK, Bot A, Church SE, Ciliberto G, De Maria A, Draganov D, Ho WS, McGee HM, Monette A, Murphy JF, Nisticò P, Park W, Patel M, Quigley M, Radvanyi L, Raftopoulos H, Rudqvist NP, Snyder A, Sweis RF, Valpione S, Zappasodi R, Butterfield LH, Disis ML, Fox BA, Cesano A, Marincola FM, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Cancer Immune Responsiveness Task Force and Working Group. PMID: 31272507; PMCID: PMC6610889.
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    10. Small posterior fossa in Chiari I malformation affected families is significantly linked to 1q43-44 and 12q23-24.11 using whole exome sequencing. Eur J Hum Genet. 2019 10; 27(10):1599-1610. Musolf AM, Ho WSC, Long KA, Zhuang Z, Argersinger DP, Sun H, Moiz BA, Simpson CL, Mendelevich EG, Bogdanov EI, Bailey-Wilson JE, Heiss JD. PMID: 31227808; PMCID: PMC6777520.
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    11. Complex Chiari malformation: using craniovertebral junction metrics to guide treatment. Childs Nerv Syst. 2019 10; 35(10):1847-1851. Ho WSC, Brockmeyer DL. PMID: 31139903.
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    12. Toward a comprehensive view of cancer immune responsiveness: a synopsis from the SITC workshop. J Immunother Cancer. 2019 05 22; 7(1):131. Bedognetti D, Ceccarelli M, Galluzzi L, Lu R, Palucka K, Samayoa J, Spranger S, Warren S, Wong KK, Ziv E, Chowell D, Coussens LM, De Carvalho DD, DeNardo DG, Galon J, Kaufman HL, Kirchhoff T, Lotze MT, Luke JJ, Minn AJ, Politi K, Shultz LD, Simon R, Thórsson V, Weidhaas JB, Ascierto ML, Ascierto PA, Barnes JM, Barsan V, Bommareddy PK, Bot A, Church SE, Ciliberto G, De Maria A, Draganov D, Ho WS, McGee HM, Monette A, Murphy JF, Nisticò P, Park W, Patel M, Quigley M, Radvanyi L, Raftopoulos H, Rudqvist NP, Snyder A, Sweis RF, Valpione S, Zappasodi R, Butterfield LH, Disis ML, Fox BA, Cesano A, Marincola FM, Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) Cancer Immune Responsiveness Task Force and Working Group. PMID: 31113486; PMCID: PMC6529999.
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    13. Severe cranial deformity following cerebrospinal fluid diversion in an adolescent with osteogenesis imperfecta. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Oct; 22(4):348-351. Ho WS, Jane JA. PMID: 29979129.
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    14. Pharmacologic inhibition of protein phosphatase-2A achieves durable immune-mediated antitumor activity when combined with PD-1 blockade. Nat Commun. 2018 05 29; 9(1):2126. Ho WS, Wang H, Maggio D, Kovach JS, Zhang Q, Song Q, Marincola FM, Heiss JD, Gilbert MR, Lu R, Zhuang Z. PMID: 29844427; PMCID: PMC5974350.
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    15. LB-100, a novel Protein Phosphatase 2A (PP2A) inhibitor, sensitizes malignant meningioma cells to the therapeutic effects of radiation. Cancer Lett. 2018 02 28; 415:217-226. Ho WS, Sizdahkhani S, Hao S, Song H, Seldomridge A, Tandle A, Maric D, Kramp T, Lu R, Heiss JD, Camphausen K, Gilbert MR, Zhuang Z, Park DM. PMID: 29199006; PMCID: PMC5748254.
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    16. A dynamic in vivo-like organotypic blood-brain barrier model to probe metastatic brain tumors. Sci Rep. 2016 11 10; 6:36670. Xu H, Li Z, Yu Y, Sizdahkhani S, Ho WS, Yin F, Wang L, Zhu G, Zhang M, Jiang L, Zhuang Z, Qin J. PMID: 27830712; PMCID: PMC5103210.
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    17. PP2A inhibition with LB100 enhances cisplatin cytotoxicity and overcomes cisplatin resistance in medulloblastoma cells. Oncotarget. 2016 Mar 15; 7(11):12447-63. Ho WS, Feldman MJ, Maric D, Amable L, Hall MD, Feldman GM, Ray-Chaudhury A, Lizak MJ, Vera JC, Robison RA, Zhuang Z, Heiss JD. PMID: 26799670; PMCID: PMC4914297.
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    18. Characterization of the blood brain barrier in pediatric central nervous system neoplasms. J Interdiscip Histopathol. 2016; 4(2):29-33. Hong CS, Ho W, Piazza MG, Ray-Chaudhury A, Zhuang Z, Heiss JD. PMID: 27917302; PMCID: PMC5132180.
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    19. Protein Phosphatase 2A Inhibition with LB100 Enhances Radiation-Induced Mitotic Catastrophe and Tumor Growth Delay in Glioblastoma. Mol Cancer Ther. 2015 Jul; 14(7):1540-1547. Gordon IK, Lu J, Graves CA, Huntoon K, Frerich JM, Hanson RH, Wang X, Hong CS, Ho W, Feldman MJ, Ikejiri B, Bisht K, Chen XS, Tandle A, Yang C, Arscott WT, Ye D, Heiss JD, Lonser RR, Camphausen K, Zhuang Z. PMID: 25939762; PMCID: PMC4497833.
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    20. LB100, a small molecule inhibitor of PP2A with potent chemo- and radio-sensitizing potential. Cancer Biol Ther. 2015; 16(6):821-33. Hong CS, Ho W, Zhang C, Yang C, Elder JB, Zhuang Z. PMID: 25897893; PMCID: PMC4623051.
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    21. Endovascular intervention for delayed stenosis of extracranial-intracranial bypass saphenous vein grafts. J Neurointerv Surg. 2013 May; 5(3):231-6. Qahwash O, Alaraj A, Aletich V, Charbel FT, Bulsara KR, Ho W, Valyi-Nagy T, Amin-Hanjani S. PMID: 22490431.
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    22. Rare copy number variants in tourette syndrome disrupt genes in histaminergic pathways and overlap with autism. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Mar 01; 71(5):392-402. Fernandez TV, Sanders SJ, Yurkiewicz IR, Ercan-Sencicek AG, Kim YS, Fishman DO, Raubeson MJ, Song Y, Yasuno K, Ho WS, Bilguvar K, Glessner J, Chu SH, Leckman JF, King RA, Gilbert DL, Heiman GA, Tischfield JA, Hoekstra PJ, Devlin B, Hakonarson H, Mane SM, Günel M, State MW. PMID: 22169095; PMCID: PMC3282144.
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    23. Whole-exome sequencing identifies recessive WDR62 mutations in severe brain malformations. Nature. 2010 Sep 09; 467(7312):207-10. Bilgüvar K, Oztürk AK, Louvi A, Kwan KY, Choi M, Tatli B, Yalnizoglu D, Tüysüz B, Caglayan AO, Gökben S, Kaymakçalan H, Barak T, Bakircioglu M, Yasuno K, Ho W, Sanders S, Zhu Y, Yilmaz S, Dinçer A, Johnson MH, Bronen RA, Koçer N, Per H, Mane S, Pamir MN, Yalçinkaya C, Kumandas S, Topçu M, Ozmen M, Sestan N, Lifton RP, State MW, Günel M. PMID: 20729831; PMCID: PMC3129007.
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    24. Viral strategies for studying the brain, including a replication-restricted self-amplifying delta-G vesicular stomatis virus that rapidly expresses transgenes in brain and can generate a multicolor golgi-like expression. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Oct 20; 516(6):456-81. van den Pol AN, Ozduman K, Wollmann G, Ho WS, Simon I, Yao Y, Rose JK, Ghosh P. PMID: 19672982; PMCID: PMC2919849.
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    25. Bystander attenuation of neuronal and astrocyte intercellular communication by murine cytomegalovirus infection of glia. J Virol. 2007 Jul; 81(13):7286-92. Ho WS, van den Pol AN. PMID: 17459923; PMCID: PMC1933277.
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