Robert M. Prins, Ph.D.


Robert M. Prins is a tumor immunologist with joint faculty appointments in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Molecular and Medical Pharmacology. Dr. Prins earned his B.S. in Kinesiology and his M.S. in Physiological Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. He earned his Ph.D. in Anatomy and Immunology from the Medical College of Virginia. He completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Cedars-Sinai Neurosurgical Institute and the UCLA Division of Neurosurgery before joining the faculty at UCLA in 2006. Dr. Prins is a member of the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Brain Research Institute, and the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy. Dr. Prins is currently the Director of the I3T Seminar Series, the Brain Tumor Immunology Research Lab and for many clinical trials of immunotherapy. His research centers on understanding the immunology of malignant brain tumors and devising new immune-based therapies to treat these deadly tumors.