Retinoblastoma Research Laboratories
Research Program Co-Directors
Patricia Chevez-Barrios, M.D.
Dr. Patricia Chevez-Barrios is an ophthalmic pathologist, she conducts basic and translational research at Houston Methodist Research Institute. Chevez-Barrios will conduct all tumor biopsies and diagnostic analyses for the Center, will direct the Tumor Bank for the Center and, with other research co-directors, will lead research at the Retinoblastoma Center of Houston.
Dr. Richard Hurwitz is a member of the Texas Children’s Cancer Center and associate professor in Baylor College of Medicine’s departments of pediatrics, ophthalmology, molecular and cellular biology and the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy. He directs translational research at Texas Children’s and is lead investigator in gene therapy clinical trials for retinoblastoma and ocular disorders.