Dr. Donald Durden
A renowned physician-scientist, Donald Durden, M.D., PhD., is Vice Chair for Research at UC San Diego’s Department of Pediatrics and Associate Director for Pediatric Oncology at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. Durden’s most recent accomplishment is the development and initiation of a clinical trial of the first small molecule inhibitor of PI-3 kinase to enter human clinical trials in cancer.
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The main focus of the Durden laboratory is analyzing mouse models for pediatric cancer in order to better understand signaling pathways that contribute to cancer cell growth. As a result, Durden et al hope to identify the most powerful drug targets for pediatric disease intervention.
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