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Jaime Modiano

Dr. Jaime Modiano in kayak

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, and he followed it with 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, ApopLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Veterinary Research Associates, LLC, and Knine Biotechnology, LLC, and as 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 and to develop strategies for improving the health and wellbeing of companion animals and humans alike. His research has been supported without interruption by federal and private sources for over 28 years. He has co-authored several hundred scientific papers, abstracts, presentations, and book chapters focused on immunology, cancer biology/genetics, and diagnostic and therapeutic innovations for cancer and immune-mediated diseases.

Dr. Modiano is married to Dr. Michelle Ritt, a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. They share their home with Alsay and Mora, two super cool German Shepherd Dogs.

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(Updated 4/12/2023)