Dr. Eric Holland

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Dr. Eric Holland

Dr. Eric Holland is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and brain cancer researcher, and Senior Vice President at Fred Hutch and Director of the Human Biology Division. 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.

Resources for more information

  • Overview of Eric Holland’s Research Focus
    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.
  • Eric Holland – Brief Curriculum Vitae
    Appointments, affiliations and researcher interests.
  • The Holland Lab
    The Holland research team works at the intersection of multiple disciplines to address the molecular basis of brain tumors and develop new approaches to their treatment. Our research focuses on developing mouse models of brain cancer that mimic the behavior of the disease in patients. Our work with mouse models has led to clinical trials in glioma patients. We also have developed imaging strategies to follow mouse brain tumors as they develop—a powerful system that is used to test promising new drugs with potential benefit for patients.
  • Human Biology
    Human Biology researchers come together to form a multidisciplinary team that is influenced by individual advances. Their diverse expertise include molecular and cell biology, genomics, genetics, virology, infectious disease, computational biology, pathology and clinical research. Grounded in high-quality basic science, the research performed in Human Biology blends fundamental, applied, and translational research performed in model organisms and in vitro systems.
  • Seattle Translational Tumor Research
    Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) creates environments which enable researchers and clinicians to accelerate scientific discovery and translate it into cures for patients; and has established programs addressing a number of diseases and cancers.


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