Education: MS, PhD
Universtiy of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 2001
Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy, 2016
After receiving his M.S. in
Pathobiology from the University of Arizona, Todd joined the University of
Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2001, as a Professional Research Assistant
in the University of Colorado Cancer Center where he worked in the DNA
Sequencing Core lab. He joined the Developmental Therapeutics/GI laboratory
under the directorship of S. Gail Eckhardt, M.D. in 2005, and was promoted to
Research Instructor in the Department of Medicine in 2008. In 2016, Todd earned his PhD in Medical and
Surgical Oncology and Clinical Immunology at the Second University of Naples
and was promoted to Assistant Research Professor.
As part of the Developmental Therapeutics/GI Laboratory, Todd Pitts’ research is focused on pre-clinical studies of novel, targeted therapies for the treatment of advanced colorectal cancer, utilizing both in vitro cell culture models and in vivo mouse model systems. These studies serve as a rational basis for therapeutic treatment choices for patients with advanced GI cancers in the Cancer Center’s Phase I Clinical Trials Program.