Dr. Alexandra J. Golby is a Neurosurgeon and Director of Image-guided Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. She is also Principal Investigator of the Golby Lab, a surgical brain mapping laboratory devoted to improving neurosurgical care for patients by developing, translating and validating innovative imaging technologies. She was graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1989 and with an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1995. She completed her neurosurgical training at BWH/Boston Children’s Hospital in 2002. Dr. Golby has special clinical interests in surgery for brain tumors especially those involving critical brain regions. Her research focuses on functional and molecular brain mapping using a variety of emerging technologies to guide neurosurgical planning and intra-operative decision making. Functional and structural brain mapping techniques are used to define functional brain anatomy for surgical planning and to increase basic knowledge of how the brain is organized and how it may reorganize with disease. Intra-operative imaging including molecular imaging is being developed to give surgeons near real time feedback about the tissue being addressed surgically.