Dr. Ignacio I. Wistuba is a professor with joint appointments in Pathology and Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology in The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Wistuba is a surgical and molecular pathologist with a strong record of scientific achievements in the study of lung and gastrointestinal cancers that includes more than 170 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters. He is the director of the Thoracic Molecular Pathology Laboratory of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Wistuba?s laboratory is furnished with state-of-art equipment for tissue processing, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence in situ hybridization, image analysis, tissue micro dissection, molecular pathology and tissue culture. Dr. Wistuba has established an invaluable tissue bank resource of lung cancer with annotated clinical data. He also coordinates the distribution of specimens for molecular analysis to several institutional and national research projects including US Department of Defense and NCI-funded studies. Dr. Wistuba?s research interests include the elucidation of the molecular abnormalities involved in the early parthenogenesis of lung cancer, the identification of molecular markers for prognosis, the identification of new molecular targets and the validation of bio markers for targeted-therapy, and the identification of molecular markers associated to metastasis development. A major aspect of Dr. Wistuba?s efforts involves overseeing correlative laboratory biomarker studies for lung cancer prevention and therapy trials, and preclinical studies of animal lung carcinogenics.