Governor reappoints MBI director to advisory board

Gov. Charlie Crist has announced the reappointment of McKnight Brain Institute Executive Director Dennis Steindler to the scientific advisory council for the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research.

Steindler’s reappointment began Oct. 15 for a term that ends Aug. 13, 2012.

Located at the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research works with hospitals statewide to collect and share tissue taken during brain surgeries.

The tumor specimens are valuable to basic and clinical scientists who trying to find ways to disable brain tumors by understanding how they develop and grow.