Linda M. Liau

University of California, Los Angeles, USA


Linda Liau is a Professor and the Vice Chair of Neurosurgery and the Director of the Brain Tumor Program at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She received her B.S. degree in biochemistry and B.A. degree in political science, both with honors, from Brown University at age 19. She then received her M.D. degree from Stanford University and a Ph.D. degree in molecular neuroscience from UCLA. After completing her residency and fellowship training in neurosurgery at UCLA, she joined the faculty at the UCLA School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor in 1997 and is now a tenured Professor of neurosurgery at UCLA. She is currently a board-certified neurosurgeon with both an active research laboratory and a busy clinical practice in the field of brain tumors and neurosurgical oncology. Dr. Liau currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Brain Tumor Society and the Vice President of the Western Neurosurgical Society. Moreover, she is currently the Principal Investigator on three NIH R01 grants and is the mentor for several NIH training grants (K01, K12, T32) for postdoctoral fellows and researchers in her laboratory. Her research interests include translational experimental therapeutics of cell-based therapies for brain tumors and characterization of molecular targets involved in brain tumor pathogenesis and progression. She is the principal investigator on various multicenter clinical trials for patients with glioblastoma and has published extensively in the field. She has authored over 70 peer-reviewed research articles, along with several book chapters and a textbook entitled Brain Tumor Immunotherapy. She is on the editorial boards of several scientific/medical journals and is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Neuro-Oncology.

Biography Updated on 8 March 2010

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