As the director of the Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Stem Cell Laboratory, Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D., studies brain tumors from a surgical, imaging, clinical and basic science perspective. Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa conducts research to predict patient prognosis and discover new methods of delivering effective treatments for brain tumors in diverse populations. He has obtained multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants and holds over a dozen patents. He has started several companies to translate his laboratory work back to the patient.
- To understand cancer migration and progression in the brain
- To understand invasive cell populations
- To uncover novel therapeutic targets to impact tumor progression
Significance to patient care
Dr. Quinones-Hinojosa seeks to improve patient safety, maximize the efficacy of current treatments and advance the development of new therapies for brain tumors.
- Chair, Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences Study Section, NIH, 2016-present
- Chair, Surgical branch review, NIH/National Cancer Institute, 2016-present
- Editorial boards, Journal of Oncology; Annals of Surgical Oncology; World Neurosurgery; World Journal of Stem Cells, 2008-present
- William J. and Charles H. Mayo Professor IV, 2016