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Daniel Sherbenou, MD, PhD

University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine


Contact Information

Anschutz Medical Campus
1665 Aurora Court
Mail Stop F754
Aurora, CO 80045

Sherbenou Lab

​As an undergraduate at the University of Colorado, I started my scientific career focused on basic science research of cancer. In the laboratory of Dr. Min Han, I studied the Ras cell signaling pathway using the C. elegans model organism. In the MD/PhD program at Oregon Heath & Science University, I focused on translational leukemia research. Under the mentorship of Drs. Brian Druker and Michael Deininger, I studied chronic myeloid leukemia. My thesis evaluated mechanisms of kinase inhibitor resistance in patients treated with imatinib (Gleevec). 

In oncology fellowship at University of California at San Francisco, I focused on the study of antibody-based therapeutics under the mentorship of Dr. Bin Liu. Antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are another rapidly growing approach to cancer treatment. With Dr. Liu, I conducting preclinical analyses of a novel ADC for multiple myeloma, with hope this this to soon lead to transition to the clinic. 

Now a faculty member at UC Denver in the Hematology division, I oversee a translational research laboratory focused on novel therapy development and optimization for multiple myeloma and care for patients with myeloma and related plasma cell disorders from Colorado and adjoining areas.​

  • BA, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, 1995-1999 – Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Research Assistant, University of Colorado Health Science Center, Denver, CO, 1999-2001 – Physiology and Biophysics
  • MD, PhD, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2001-2009 – Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Residency, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009-2012 – Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 2012-2015 – Medical Oncology
​See Daniel Sherbenou on Colorado Profiles for a complete listing of publications.