Pediatrics, Pediatrics - Pediatric
Throughout Dr. Christopher Denny's 23-year research career at UCLA, his greatest creative potential has been in forging links between diverse fields. Most of his academic success has come through applying basic molecular biology tools to seek molecular mechanisms for what he witnesses when treating pediatric oncology patients. More recently in an effort to have a more immediate impact on clinical oncology, his lab has embarked on a new translational project aimed at testing tumor-targeting strategies using nanoparticles. His lab provides a translational environment where both MD postgraduates and PhD students work side by side and directly interact with each other. His experience in co-directing an active Microarray core for the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has given him first hand insight into the requirements for successfully operating such facilities. Furthermore working as co-director of the Computer Technology Research Lab has given him first hand knowledge of how to develop the web-accessable tools that will be integral to connecting translational investigators to technology cores. The sum of these experiences uniquely qualifies him for leading the Center for Translational Technology (CTT) program in the UCLA CTSI.