Dr Massimo Loda
Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York
Dr. Massimo Loda is the David D. Thompson Professor and Chairman of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine; and Pathologist-in-Chief in the New York-Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Campus. Furthermore, he is also Professor Emeritus of Harvard Medical School. He previously served as Chair of the Department of Oncologic Pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Whilst at Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Loda also oversaw the Center for Molecular Oncologic Pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was also a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School and an Associate member at the Broad Institute at Harvard and M.I.T. Prior to that, he was a Senior Pathologist in genito urinary and molecular pathology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Independent Investigator at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and also oversaw the Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Pathology Laboratories at Deaconess Hospital in Boston. Dr. Loda has also served as a Visiting Professor at King’s College in London. His laboratory has been focused for several years on metabolic alterations in prostate tumorigenesis, with a specific interest in lipid metabolism and its regulation. His approach is multidisciplinary, utilizing cell lines, orthotopic tumor xenograft, genetically engineered murine models and human tumors. We have also been at the forefront in the invention and application of novel molecular pathology techniques such as ex vivo organotypic cultures, multiplexed immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, advances in image analysis and applying molecular techniques such as metabolic profiling to formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue.