Eric Holland is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and brain cancer researcher, who was selected as a Senior Vice President at Fred Hutch and Director of the Human Biology Division in 2013. He is also Director of the Seattle Translational Tumor Research program —a new multi-institutional initiative targeting solid tumors and spanning all divisions and disciplines. In addition, Eric Holland is Director of the Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center at the University of Washington Medicine and a professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery. Eric Holland is committed to keeping the scientific focus of the division diverse while growing solid tumor research at the Center.
Dr. Holland has spent his career working across disciplines to address the molecular basis of brain tumors and develop new treatment approaches. His research focuses on developing mouse models of brain cancer that mimic how the disease behaves in patients. As a practicing neurosurgeon with research in molecular biology and genetics, Dr. Holland is at the forefront of translating laboratory advances into advanced molecular therapeutics – expertise that will be instrumental in catalyzing efforts to build strength in clinical molecular diagnostics and precision oncology.