Fatih M. Uckun

University of Southern California, USA


Fatih M. Uckun, holder of M.D., Ph.D degrees, is the Leader of Developmental Therapeutics Program at the Institute for Pediatric Clinical Research at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is a Senior Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) (“Young Turks”) and an active member of several professional organizations. He earned his Doctoral degrees at the University of Heidelberg and completed his residency training in pediatrics, fellowship training in hematology/oncology/stem cell transplantation, as well as postdoctoral research training in immunology at the University of Minnesota. After serving at the University of Minnesota as a Professor of pediatrics/therapeutic radiology/pharmacology and Director of the Biotherapy Institute, Dr. Uckun served as Director of Research at Parker Hughes Institute in Minnesota before joining University of Southern California, Calif, USA. Currently, he is a Research Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. Dr. Uckun has more than 20 years of professional experience in developmental therapeutics and biopharmaceuticals. He has published more than 400 peer-reviewed papers, and he has authored numerous review articles and book chapters. He served as the Editor-in-Chief of Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and as a Member of several editorial boards and NIH review panels. He received numerous awards including the Stohlman Memorial Award of the Leukemia Society of America. His research interests include translational research aimed at identifying new molecular targets in treatment of cancer and inflammatory disorders; targeted nanoparticles; biopharmaceuticals; molecular epidemiology of cancer; chemoprevention of cancer; epigenetic regulation of cancer growth; innate immunity; signal transduction pathways.

Biography Updated on 17 January 2011

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