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Improving the care of patients with gliomas.

The Horbinski Lab

Our laboratory’s mission is to improve the care of patients with gliomas. These tumors cause the greatest aggregate loss of life, because they can strike at any age and are largely incurable. We are also pursuing research in meningiomas, another type of brain tumor that does not have any effective chemotherapy options. Both in our own laboratory, and by providing other research labs with high-quality biospecimens from brain tumor patients, we are advancing the understanding and treatment of brain tumors.

Explore Our Work  About the Nervous System Tumor Bank

Lab Leadership

Craig M.Horbinski, MD, PhD
Director of Neuropathology in the Department of Pathology
Professor of Pathology (Experimental Pathology)/Neurological Surgery and Pathology (Neuropathology)

Dr. Horbinski at his desk

The Latest From the Lab


The Horbinski lab recently won the Weil Award for Best Experimental Neuropathology at the 2022 American Association of Neuropathology Annual Meeting, for their project titled “Preclinical and Clinical Characteristics of Seizures in IDH Mutant Gliomas.” Congratulations on a great team effort!

New Fnding

New Funding

Glad to announce that Mark Youngblood received funding from the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation for his project "Molecular markers of meningioma growth arrest after HDAC inhibition." Congratulations, Mark!


New Fnding

New Funding

Matt McCord received an NIH F32 for his project on DNA mismatch repair and temozolomide resistance in gliomas. Well done, Matt!


Congratulations to our postdoctoral fellow Thomas Sears for obtaining a highly competitive American Cancer Society fellowship award for his work studying therapeutic sensitivities in IDH mutant gliomas!

Meet Our Team

Get to know our lab team members and find out how to get in touch.