Didier Dreau earned his Ph.D. degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Agronomie de Rennes (France). Following postdoctoral fellowships at the Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, NC, USA), Dreau served as a Research Scientist at the Department of General Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center. He became an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biology, The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA, in 2004. As an Associate Professor at the Cell and Molecular Division, Department of Biology, The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, since 2010, Dreau research aims are to improve the fundamental understanding of the role of the microenvironment in the initiation of the metastastic progression; to generate immunocompetent animal models, three-dimensional cultures, and computer analytical softwares that mimic specific stages of the development of solid metastasis; and to develop optimal targeted drug therapy delivery systems. Dreau has published multiple peer-reviewed articles pertaining to his research. Additionally, he is a member of multiple cancer-related groups including the American Association for Cancer Research (since 1996) and the European Association for Cancer Research (since 2009).
Biography Updated on 11 February 2013