MSI PI Miguel Fiol Leads Puerto Rico Relief Efforts


MSI PI Miguel Fiol, an associate professor in the Department of Neurology, is leading a team of doctors who will provide assistance to some of the communities that are still suffering after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Professor Fiol is a native of Puerto Rico and was visiting there when Maria hit. After returning to Minnesota, he organized a group that raised funds and collected medical supplies. The medical team left for Puerto Rico last Sunday and will concentrate its efforts in smaller communities that have not received as much aid as more populous areas.

Several articles have appeared in the Minnesota press about Professor Fiol’s relief efforts:

Professor Fiol uses MSI resources to study the genomics of familial glioma, a form of cancer that forms in the brain or spinal cord.