Dr. WinnProfessor and Interim Department Head

New Science Facility 2001A
Phone (906) 227-2340


Ph.D. (1994) University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Dissertation: "The Roles of Relaxin, Estrogen and Progesterone on Growth and Remodeling of the Cervix and Mammary Glands in the Gilt."

M.S. (1987) Idaho State University, Pocatello
Thesis: "The Effect of Indomethacin on Compensatory Testicular Hypertrophy".

B.S. (1985) Idaho State University, Pocatello

Research Interests

Our lab is interested in the genesis, growth and treatment of human brain tumors.  We are currently interested in genes that may play critical roles in tumor formation and growth and the silencing of those genes using siRNA technologies.  We are also interested in the population of brain tumor cells that are stem cell-like and are interested in methodologies to target those cell populations.  Finally, we have interest in increasing our understanding of the role of MGMT in chemotherapy resistance.  To learn more visit    


BI 201 Human Anatomy
BI 202 Human Physiology
BI 405 Immunology
BI 425 Endocrinology
BI 510 Advanced Human Physiology
BI 511 Advanced Animal Physiology

Selected Publications

  • Rovin R, Winn RJ 2007 Expression of O6-methylguanine-DNA-methyltransferase and temozolomide response in a patient with a malignant spinal cord astrocytoma.    J Neurosurg Spine 6:447-450.
  • Rovin R, Winn RJ 2005 Pokemon expression in malignant glioma: an application of bioinformatics methods. Neurosurgical Focus 19:1-2