Neurosurgery - Laboratory Research

Academic Department


Faculty Position

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    Erwin Van Meir, Professor (P) 2019 -

    Erwin G. Van Meir, PhD is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the UAB and Associate Director for shared resources at the O’Neal comprehensive cancer center and directs the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-Oncology.

    Dr Van Meir has extensive experience in cancer research. He was trained in molecular biology at the Universities of Fribourg and Lausanne, Switzerland where he obtained his PhD in 1989. He pursued postdoctoral work at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in San Diego and joined ...

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    George Gillespie, Professor - Emeritus (P) 2017 -

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    Jianmei Leavenworth Ph.D., Assistant Professor (P) 2016 -

    Dr. Leavenworth joined UAB Neurosurgery as an Assistant Professor on Oct. 1, 2016. Previously, Dr. Leavenworth was at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University. Dr. Leavenworth completed medical school at Nantong University (NTU) School of Medicine, Nantong, Jiangsu, China. She then finished her PhD training in molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry with a focus on immunology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She was at Harvard Medical School since 2009 ...

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    Satoru Osuka, Assistant Professor (P) 2019 -

    After graduating from medical school at the University of Tsukuba in Japan, Dr Osuka completed a residency program in Neurosurgery. While he was involved in the treatment of many types of diseases during his residency training, he developed a great interest in malignant brain tumors. Caring for patients with malignant brain tumors gave him first-hand experience with the difficulties of disease control and severe outcome for the patients. These experiences prompted his interest in training in bas...

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