Keynote Speakers

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Jaime Modiano (University of Minnesota)

Dr. Jaime Modiano holds the Alvin and June Perlman Endowed Chair of Animal Oncology and is Director of the Animal Cancer Care and Research Program of the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. He completed his training through the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program (VMD, PhD) at the University of Pennsylvania, followed by a residency in Clinical Pathology at Colorado State University and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine. Before joining the University of Minnesota, he served on the faculties of Texas A&M University and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Modiano has also worked in the private sector as founder of Half Moon Bay Biotechnology, LLC and of ApopLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Managing Partner for Veterinary Research Associates, LLC, and Director of Cancer Immunology and Immunotherapy for the Donald Monk Cancer Research Foundation. Through his research, Dr. Modiano seeks to understand how and why cancer happens, as well as to develop strategies to improve the health and wellbeing of companion animals and humans. His research has been supported by federal and private sources without interruption for over 25 years. He has co-authored more than 500 scientific papers, abstracts, presentations, and book chapters focused on immunology, cancer biology and genetics, and therapeutic innovations for cancer and immune-mediated diseases.