Dr. Balveen Kaur is Professor and John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHSC), Houston Texas. She also serves as the Vice chair for Research within the department of Neurological surgery at UTHSC. She has an active research interest in translational therapeutics and is considered an expert in the field of cancer drug development and preclinical therapeutics. Dr Kaur has published more than 130 manuscripts and book chapters pertaining to cancer biology, tumor microenvironment and novel therapeutics.