Annette Molinaro, MA, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
Dr. Molinaro's research interest and expertise are focused on developing and implementing statistical and machine learning methods in cancer research, spanning basic research, translational, and clinical studies. In her current roles as the Director of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics for the UCSF Department of Neurological Surgery and Biostatistics Core Director for both the Brain SPORE and Program Project, Dr. Molinaro advises study design and modeling, and analyzes data from all UCSF Brain Tumor Center projects in imaging, genetics, genomics, epidemiology and immunology. She is the co-PI of the Brain SPORE Project to develop immune profile markers for risk prediction in glioblastoma patients and the co-PI of the Program Project Project to use machine learning and AI to develop spatial maps of risk from anatomical, physiological, and metabolic images.
Dr. Molinaro has over one-hundred and fifty publications in addition to authoring three book chapters and several freely available software packages for the analysis of high-dimensional data. Dr. Molinaro is an elected member of the National Cancer Institute’s Brain Malignancies Steering Committee and the International Statistical Institute. She serves as a member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology’s Committee for Women and Diversity and is an organizer for SNO’s Biostatistics Education Efforts for Online Learning. Dr. Molinaro is the Editor for the “Series on Biostatistics for the Practicing Clinician" for Neuro-Oncology Practice, and serves on the Editorial Board for Neuro-Oncology Practice, Neuro-Oncology, and Neuro-Oncology Advances.
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL BS, 05/92, Statistics
University of California, Berkeley, CA, MA, 05/00, Biostatistics
University of California, Berkeley, CA, PhD, 01/04, Biostatistics
National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, 06/04-06/05, Cancer Prevention / Biostatistics