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Frank Furnari, PhD, is Member and Head of the Laboratory of Tumor Biology at the Ludwig Institute as well as Professor of Pathology at UCSD. His lab has made significant contributions to our understanding of glioma biology and therapeutic resistance with studies illustrating the requirement of EGFRvIII expression for tumor maintenance and for the establishment of tumor heterogeneity. His recognition in the field of glioma biology is highlighted by scholar awards from the V, Kimmel and Goldhirsh Foundations, Awards for Basic and Translational Research from the Society for Neuro-Oncology, and by his service as associate editor for Neuro-Oncology, advisory board positions for the National Brain Tumor Society, the Society for Neuro-Oncology and the Sontag Foundation.