Dr. Bergers, Professor in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Anatomy, is a PI in the Brain Tumor Research Center (BTRC) and holds the Neill. H. and Linda S. Brownstein Chair in Brain Tumor Research at UCSF. She is an internationally recognized scientist who brings over 17 years of experience in the field of tumor angiogenesis and mouse models of carcinogenesis. Her laboratory has made seminal discoveries regarding both the interactions among tumor cells, the vasculature, and inflammatory cell constituents in regulating neovascularization and invasion in various transgenic and orthotopic mouse models of cancer and in revealing and understanding adaptation mechanisms of tumors during the course of antiangiogenic therapy. She began working on angiogenic and invasive properties in brain tumor mouse models 10 years ago when she joined the Department of Neurosurgery at UCSF.