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Daniel L. Simmons, Ph.D.

Daniel L. Simmons, Ph.D.

Professor of Biochemistry
Brigham Young University
E280 BNSN
Provo, UT 84602

I received my Ph.D. in oncology with Charles Kasper at McArdle from UW-Madison in 1986, after which I did postdoctoral work (1986-1989) at Harvard University with Professor Raymond L. Erikson on mitogen and quiescence regulated genes. My laboratory at Brigham Young University reported the discovery of COX-2 -- a new target of aspirin-like drugs -- and my research continues to address cyclooxygenases and cyclooxygenase-like proteins. From 1997-2014, I served as director of the Brigham Young University Cancer Research Center. When I was appointed as director I changed the focus of the Center from providing funding to laboratories to providing training and funding to carefully selected fellows doing cancer research. I, of course, based this on the incredible value of my training at McArdle. Thus this training has translated to funding and training hundreds of cancer research fellows at BYU during the past 17 years.

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