My main interest is in development of glioma cell lines and analyzing their profiles through mouse xenograft models. 

The mision of the Signature Initiative involves: 1. Interrogate the molecular mechanisms of glioma biology and develop interventions that result in improved duration and quality of life for our patients. 2. Stimulate consistent and productive exchange of ideas between clinicians and basic scientists while employing bench-to-bedside and bedside-to-bench strategies to generate and prioritize scientific questions. 3. Provide infrastructure and mentorship needed to successfully compete for external funding. 4. Engage the community through patient advocacy to positively impact brain cancer patient outcomes and enhance philanthropic initiatives.

Oncology, Neurological Surgery, Neuroscience
MS, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, 2005
MD, University of Southern California, 1997
BA, University of California San Diego, Biomedical Engineering, 1993