David Fitzgerald, Ph.D.Chief Biotherapy Section, Laboratory of Molecular at National Cancer Institute
David FitzGerald, PhD serves as Chief of the Biotherapy Section, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, CCR, NCI. His undergraduate degree was from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland and he received his PhD from the U of Cincinnati. Dr FitzGerald has a life-long interest in antibody-based therapies with particular emphasis on the development of cytotoxic antibodies for treating cancer. He has played pivotal roles in both the development of recombinant immunotoxins and the use of combination treatments to make immunotoxins more effective. Because of the need to ‘kill’ cancer cells, Dr FitzGerald and his team also have a keen interest in apoptosis and cell death pathways, attempting to identify biomarkers that predict sensitivity and resistance to various antibody-based therapeutics.