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Daniel J. Lindner, MD, PhD, is an Associate Staff at the Taussig Cancer Institute in the Center for Hematology and Oncology Molecular Therapeutics, and in the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic (Department of Cancer Biology), and also Assistant Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (Molecular Medicine). He is investigating the role of inositol kinases in apoptosis and developing experimental therapeutics for cancer based on cobalamins and nitric oxide.
Dr. Lindner received his BS degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977, his MD from Georgetown University in 1981, and his PhD in microbiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1996. His postdoctoral training was at the Greenebaum Cancer Center at the University of Maryland. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 1999.
In the past five years he has attracted over $2 million in funding from NIH/NCI. In 2002, he founded the Animal Tumor Core. Under his direction, the Tumor Core performs xenograft and syngeneic tumor studies for principal investigators of Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. At age 52, Dr. Lindner has 59 publications and two U.S. patents.
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