Meet the FCBTR Staff

Meet the FCBTR Scientific Advisory Council members

Gubernatorial Appointment

Committee Chair

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Florida, Phyllis Kottler Friedman Professor; Assistant Vice President for Research; Associate Dean, College of Medicine;Director, UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute; Co-Director, Preston A. Wells, Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy

Duane Mitchell

Principal Investigator

Maryam Rahman, M.D., M.S.

University of Florida, Assistant Professor; Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program; Preston A Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy; Lillian S Wells Department of Neurosurgery.


Board Member

Richard Roski, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Neurosurgeon

Richard Roski

Board Member

Hamid Borghei-Razavi, M.D.

Cleveland Clinic, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery


Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Appointment

Board Member

Arnold Etame, M.D., Ph.D.

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Attending Neurosurgeon & Scientist, Assistant Professor USF College of Medicine Department of Neuro-Oncology

Arnold Etmae

Board Member

Michalina Janiszewska, Ph.D.

The Scripps Research Institute, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine


Board Member

Joseph Kissil, Ph.D.

The Scripps Research Institute, Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine


President of the Senate Appointment

Board Member

Matthew Lawson, M.D.

Tallahassee Neurological Clinic, Neurosurgeon


Board Member

Macarena de la Fuente, M.D.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Assistant Professor of NeuroOncology


State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Appointment

Board Member

Rajappa S. Kenchappa, Ph.D.

Mayo Clinic, Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor, Department of Cancer Biology