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Arturo Casadevall, Ph.D., M.D.

Renaissance Researcher: Seeking Answers to Cancer and Beyond

Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading microbiologists, well known for his diverse and innovative scienti?c inquiries. His work on fungal melanin, for example, has opened up the possibility of using this pigment in novel ways to protect against radiation exposure. Thanks to a highly productive research partnership with colleague Ekaterina Dadachova, Ph.D., he has developed a targeted therapy for metastatic melanoma that has shown promise in human clinical trials. Dr. Casadevall is professor and chair of microbiology & immunology, professor of medicine (infectious diseases) and the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Chair in Microbiology and Immunology


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