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UF experts on Brain Tumor Research and Therapy

The following University of Florida researchers are available to speak to reporters on a range of topics related to brain tumor research and therapy.

William A. Friedman

Co-director, Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy; chair, Department of Neurosurgery, UF College of Medicine; Gubernatorial Appointee, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research

Research interests: 
Brain tumors, radiosurgery and trigeminal neuralgia

Friedman is the leader of a multidisciplinary radiosurgery team that has treated more than 2,800 patients, published more than 120 papers and chapters, produced many international meetings and educated hundreds of visiting physicians.

friedman@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

 

Duane Mitchell

Director, UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program; co-director, Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy; Phyllis Kottler Friedman professor, UF College of Medicie; State of Florida Endowed Cancer Research Chair

Research interests: 
Immunopathology, immunotherapy, neuro-oncology

Mitchell leads a comprehensive translational research program focused on brain tumor immunotherapy and is principal investigator on a number of first-in-human immunotherapy clinical trials in pediatric and adult patients with brain cancer.

Duane.Mitchell@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

 

Maryam Rahman

Head of surgical neuro-oncology, UF College of Medicine

Research interests:
Gliomas, skull base tumors, pituitary tumors, brain and spinal tumors, craniotomy/cortical mapping

Rahman’s focus is on novel treatment techniques, including laser interstitial thermotherapy, fluorescence guided surgery, immunotherapy/vaccine therapy and awake cortical mapping during surgery.

Maryam.Rahman@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

 

David Tran

Chief of neuro-oncology; assistant professor of neurosurgery, UF College of Medicine

Research interests:
Brain cancer, gliomas, cancer cell migration, brain metastases, cancer genomics

Tran’s research program is focused understanding the mechanism of cancer metastasis and dormancy.

David.Tran@neurosurgery.ufl.edu

 

Sri Gururangan

Director, pediatric neuro-oncology; Greene Professor of Neurosurgery, UF College of Medicine

Research interests:
Brain tumors, immunotherapy, cell signaling pathways, chemotherapy, drug design, targeted cancer therapy, cancer genetic syndromes

Gururangan’s research interests include developing new strategies for treatment of children with brain tumors, with a special focus in the development of Phase I and II trials of new drugs.

Sridharan.Gururangan@neurosurgery.ufl.edu