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Todd Pitts PhD

Assistant Research Professor, Division of Medical Oncology

Pitts Bio Page PhotoTodd Pitts, PhD


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.