Lorne J. Hofseth
Lorne J. Hofseth was born in Vancouver, Canada, in 1967. He received his Ph.D. degree from Simon Fraser University, Canada, in 1996. His dissertation focus was on inflammation and cancer. From 1996 to 1999, he pursued his first postdoctoral study at Michigan State University, studying the impact of hormones on breast cancer. In 2000, he moved to Bethesda, Maryland, to pursue another postdoctoral study at the National Cancer Institute. There, he continued his focus on inflammation and cancer, primarily concentrating on colitis and colon cancer. In 2004, he moved to the University of South Carolina, where he serves now as a Tenured Associate Professor in the South Carolina College of Pharmacy. His laboratory studies the interaction between chronic inflammation and cancer in cell culture, animal models, and clinical trials. In particular, he has been studying the ability of complementary and alternative medicines and small molecule inhibitors as nontoxic approaches to suppress inflammation (with a primary focus on colitis)and prevent cancer. His laboratory also carries out clinical trials to examine the role of micronutrients to reduce systemic inflammation and improve overall health. He has also founded two biotechnology companies.
Biography Updated on 22 December 2010