Frances K. Conley

FRANCES K. CONLEY Professor of neurosurgery,Stanford University School of Medicine, California, and Chief of the section of neurosurgery, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, California "THE SCIENTIST serves the scientific community by providing an easy method for tracking who's doing what in research. It is an amazing tool." Frances Conley holds the distinction of being the first female, tenured full professor of neurosurgery in the United States. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she is

The Scientist Staff
Jan 8, 1995

FRANCES K. CONLEY
Professor of neurosurgery,
Stanford University School of Medicine, California, and
Chief of the section of neurosurgery,
Palo Alto VA Medical Center, California

"THE SCIENTIST serves the scientific community by providing an easy method for tracking who's doing what in research. It is an amazing tool."

Frances Conley holds the distinction of being the first female, tenured full professor of neurosurgery in the United States. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she is also a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Conley's research has focused on immunotherapies for brain tumors. She has devised a method for using the body's own defense system to combat neoplastic growth in the brain. Recently turning her attention to AIDS-related illnesses, she developed novel applications of immunohistochemistry to demonstrate toxoplasma in people with AIDS. A parasitic infection of the nervous system, toxoplasma...

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