Dr. Roberts works as a physician-scientist at Nationwide Children’s in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and BMT and in the Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. His laboratory focuses on identifying mechanisms of metastasis in pediatric solid tumors—discovering how tumors spread to and grow in specific organs. He has shown that specific intercellular signaling molecules play critical roles in the tumor-lung interactions that facilitate lung metastasis. His current work explores whether targeting these pathways might provide opportunities to prevent or even treat metastatic disease using medications. Dr. Roberts has developed close relationships with colleagues in pharmaceutical and veterinary sciences and sees great potential in accelerating the development of novel therapeutics through coordinated investigation in both dogs and children suffering from osteosarcoma. Dr. Roberts received his medical degree and doctorate in Biomedical Science from The Ohio State College of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and a Hematology, Oncology, and BMT Fellowship from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.