Perlman Professor of Oncology and Comparative Medicine
Director of Animal Cancer Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Minnesota
Graduate Group: Immunology
Thesis Topic: Calcium and protein kinase C as mediators of T cell activation
Jaime Modiano is the Director of the University of Minnesota Animal Cancer Care and Research Program. His lab is interested in understanding the basic differences between normal cells and tumor cells. They use spontaneous animal models of human disease to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with cancer in both humans and animals. Dr. Modiano's research focuses on three main themes: heritable factors that determine cancer risk and etiology, lymphocyte negative regulation, and novel approaches to cancer immunotherapy.