Marie-Christine Guiot received her MD degree and completed her Anatomical Pathology training at the University of Bordeaux, France. After a clinical and research fellowship at McGill University, she joined the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research for a post-doctoral training in molecular biology. She has been a member of the departments of Pathology and Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill University since 1999 where she is now an Associate Professor. Her main interest and expertise is in brain tumors and she has been a major player in the development of the molecular tests for brain tumors in Quebec. She has started multidisciplinary collaborations with clinician-scientists and basic researchers in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at the Montreal Neurological Institute, the Research Institute of the McGill university Hospital Center and more recently with basic scientist at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University. All this basic and clinical research work is leading to the assembly of large databases of glial tumors and metastatic brain tumors that include clinical data, treatment modalities, survival, pathological and molecular data.