June 1, 20086/1/08 0 commentsDr. David Strom, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Physiology/Pharmacology Department specializing in cancer research. Dr. Strom was awarded $39,053 in 2007 for a Pfizer Grant entitled, “Evaluation of Atorvastatin’s Effect on CNS metastasis”. Dr. Strom is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Mollie James, D.O, a surgery resident at Mercy Hospital, conducting research on developing therapies to block CNS metastasis of breast cancer and identifying new treatments once it occurs.
Facts about Dr. Strom:
- Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
- Education: Received Bachelors of Science from the University of Iowa & Ph.D. at the University of California, San Diego.
- Hobbies: Reading, Sudoku, Sports (tennis, golf, biking, & running)
- If Dr. Strom wasn’t doing this job: He would be a completely broke professional tennis player.
- Dr. Strom’s favorite aspect of doing research: the once or twice a year that an experiment leads to a new idea.
Current research projects:
- Understanding the role of RUNX1 in cell cycle progression and cancer
- Identifying new cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
- Developing a model and treatment modality for Breast Cancer metastasis to the brain.