Craig Horbinski

University of Kentucky, USA

Craig Horbinski did his undergraduate training in biology at Canisius College (summa cum laude) and a combined M.D. Ph.D. degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo (cum laude). While a graduate student in the neurosciences, Dr. Horbinski studied the mechanisms of dendrite growth. After a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship studying Parkinson disease at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Horbinski completed a three-year anatomic pathology residency at UPMC. During this time, he changed his focus to oncology, specifically the development and evaluation of cutting-edge molecular diagnostics for tumors. Dr. Horbinski expanded this work while doing a two-year neuropathology fellowship at UPMC, focusing his research on both the molecular diagnostics of gliomas and mechanisms underlying gliomagenesis as well as the application of telemedicine to neuropathology. Upon completion of his neuropathology fellowship in July of 2009, Dr. Horbinski joined the faculty at the University of Kentucky in Lexington as an Assistant Professor of neuropathology, where he is continuing his work on glioma biology and molecular diagnostics as an Independent Principal Investigator. Dr. Horbinski is the founder and Director of the University of Kentucky Brain Tumor Bank, a cofounder and Director of the University of Kentucky Muscle Tissue Bank, and the founder and Director of the Solid Tumor Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) Clinical Laboratory at the University of Kentucky. To date, he has published over 35 original papers and reviews, several of which have received special recognition for being highly cited. Dr. Horbinski is board-certified in both anatomic pathology and neuropathology and is a Member of the American Association of Neuropathologists, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, and the Society for Neuro-Oncology.

Biography Updated on 10 April 2012

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