Timothy M. Fan
Timothy Fan, DVM, PhD, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He completed a Small Animal Rotating Internship at the University of Illinois in 1996, a Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency at Cornell University in 1998, and a Medical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Illinois in 2000. Dr. Fan completed a PhD in Tumor Immunology in 2007, whereby he investigated the anticancer effects of cytokine manipulation strategies. Dr. Fan is a professor and serves as the principal investigator of the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory housed in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine. Fan also serves as a core member to the Anticancer Discovery from Pets to People theme in the Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology. Dr. Fan’s laboratory works closely with other basic scientists for evaluating novel drugs or drug delivery strategies for the treatment of cancer. Fan’s unique training as a scientist and veterinarian allows him to rapidly investigate and translate novel treatment strategies in dogs with spontaneously-arising cancers and conduct meaningful comparative oncology research, which is hoped to eventually aid in treating cancer in both companion animals and human beings.