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Dr. Robert Winn - Co-Founder/Executive Director


Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Winn received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Idaho State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include understanding the interface between the immune system and cancer and how this interface can be modulated to provide better cancer outcomes.


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Dr. Sonia Geschwindt - Research Associate/Clinical Director

Geschwindt received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She was a neurosurgery resident and skull base oncology fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and is currently a practicing neurosurgeon at Upper Peninsula Health System - Marquette.


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Dr. Amber LaCrosse - Research Director


LaCrosse recieved her BS and MS from the Psychology Department at NMU under the direction of Dr. Adam Prus. She then attended Arizona State University and earned her PhD in 2014. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the University of Florida and a second two-year postdoctoral fellowship with Aurora Research Institute in Wisconsin. At Aurora Research Institute, she studied the cellular mechanisms that facilitate breast cancer brain metastasis. This fellowship prepared her for her current role as Research Director  of the UMBTC. She has two rescue dogs, and loves Lake Superior.