At age 19, Quiñones-Hinojosa jumped the fence from Mexico to become a farm worker in California. Thanks to his own determination, hard work and discipline and a lot of support from family and friends, he left farm work, completed university and medical school, and ultimately became a highly successful physician-scientist and brain surgeon.
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About the Speaker
Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Oncology, Neuroscience and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Director of the Brain Tumor Surgery Program at Johns Hopkins University. As well as being an expert surgeon, he researches the role of stem cells both in causing brain tumors and potentially in fighting them. This talk was first released in iBioMagazine Issue 5.
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