Dr. Robert Winn

Co-Founder/Executive Director


Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Winn received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Idaho State University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include understanding the interface between the immune system and cancer and how this interface can be modulated to provide better cancer outcomes.

Dr. Robert Winn

Dr. Richard Rovin



Rovin trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago and is a board certified Neurosurgeon with over 30 years of clinical experience in treating patients and families with brain tumors. Along with Dr. Robert Winn, Dr. Rovin co-founded the UMBTC in 2005, forming a partnership between NMU and UP Health Systems that has endured nearly two decades. He relocated to Milwaukee in 2015 and currently is leading an effort to bring an oncolytic virus to treat glioblastoma to clinical trial.

Dr. Rovin

Dr. Sonia Geschwindt

Research Associate/Clinical Director

Geschwindt received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bridgeport and her Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine. She was a neurosurgery resident and skull base oncology fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and is currently a practicing neurosurgeon at Upper Peninsula Health System - Marquette.

Sonia Gaeschwindt