Dr. Gastier-Foster is the Medical Director of Global Pathology and Director involved in the Global Hematology/Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE) initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital. She has more than 20 years' experience directing clinical genetics laboratories and uses her experience in clinical laboratory testing, centralized testing for the Children's Oncology group trials, biorepositories, and large cancer sequencing projects to help build infrastructure for better pediatric cancer care in Africa. Dr. Gastier-Foster has been an integral part of the Children's Oncology Group disease committees for nearly two decades. She has participated in the development and review of protocols, conversion of new biomarkers into clinical trials, and translational research related to prognostic factors. Fellows work with Dr. Gastier-Foster in multiple educational areas including the monthly journal club which she co-directs.