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Jaime Modiano

Dr. Jaime Modiano is the lab principal investigator. He hails from Mexico City, where he graduated from the baccalaureate program at Colegio Columbia. He did undergraduate work in Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, for three years before moving on to veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his veterinary training and PhD in Immunology at Penn, followed by a residency in Veterinary Clinical Pathology at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine in Denver, CO. He was appointed to the faculty in the Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University as Assistant Professor between 1995 and 1999. Jaime returned to Denver from 1999 to 2007; there, he held Scientist and Senior Scientist appointments at the AMC Cancer Research Center and he was Associate Professor of Immunology and Full Member of the Cancer Center at the School of Medicine of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In July of 2007, Jaime joined the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota, where he continues his research program as Professor of Comparative Oncology holding the Al and June Perlman Endowed Chair.

Between 2001 and 2003, Jaime served as Director of Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy for the Donald Monk Cancer Research Foundation; he also is a partner at Veterinary Research Associates, LLC, a company focused on development and implementation of diagnostics for veterinary medicine and a founder of ApopLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a biotechnology company focused on development of cancer therapeutics. His research program has had uninterrupted support from federal and private sources for 18 years, leading to co-authorship of more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, and ~200 abstracts, presentations, and book chapters focused on various aspects of immunology, cancer cell biology, the genetic basis of cancer and applications of gene therapy.

Jaime is married to Dr. Michelle Ritt, a board certified specialist and Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. They share their home with Quetzal and Dashiell, respectively a champion agility German Shepherd Dog and a future champion agility Gordon Setter.

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