the future into focus
O'Donnell flirts with the future.
medical doctor with a Ph.D. in immunology and microbiology, this
UC Davis faculty member fuses clinical care with cutting-edge research
to treat patients with end-stage cancers that have failed to respond
to every other available treatment. His innovative work represents
their best hope of survival and portends a brighter future for those
patients who will follow them.
job is to develop new protocols and work up ideas for preclinical
and clinical studies," said O'Donnell, an assistant professor
in the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the UC Davis School
of Medicine and Medical Center.
many medical researchers at UC Davis, O'Donnell collaborates with
colleagues from across campus and from many disciplines. These include
renowned radioimmunology research pioneers Gerald DeNardo and Sally
DeNardo, professors of radiology and internal medicine in the medical
school; Claude Meares, professor and chair of the chemistry department
in the College of Letters and Science; and others at the School
of Veterinary Medicine and at the new Center for Comparative Medicine.
are developing our own drugs," said O'Donnell, who earned his
Ph.D. at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago. "Working
with mice, we test the drugs to see how well they are distributed
throughout the body, and we determine their efficacy in arresting
or reversing tumors. We do all this before we introduce them into
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