Dr. Botta is a Faculty physician-scientist, specializing in Gastrointestinal Tumor Medical Oncology at the University of California San Diego Moores Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Botta Lab is located within the Research Tower of UCSD Moores Cancer Center and is next to where Dr. Botta sees patients and enrolls clinical trials in GI cancer.
Dr. Botta has degrees in Information Systems and Biomedical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where he graduated with honors. He then moved to the University of Pittsburgh, initiating graduate training as part of the Cardiac Transplant Program and Stem Cell Research Center under Stephen Winowich, Robert Kormos, MD, and Johnny Huard, PhD.
He then transitioned into the joint MD/PhD program at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania under an NIH/NIDDK F30 Fellowship. He completed his doctoral degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology and Genetics in the labs of Peter Lelkes, PhD, and Anil Rustgi, MD, regarding the mechanisms of human pancreatic cancer malignant transformation and invasion within 3D models. During this time, he was selected as an international Lindau Nobel Laureate Young Scientist.
On completion of his dual degrees, Botta joined the Scripps Clinic Research Track, completing both Internal Medicine and Oncology training at the Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center. During this time he was funded by the NIH via a competitive KL2 grant as well as awarded an NCI LRP grant for his work in cancer immunotherapy. Dr. Botta holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Scripps Research in Molecular Medicine.
The Botta Lab continues its research into pancreatic and solid tumor metabolic drug delivery, anti-metastatic studies, and immunotherapy at UCSD. We look forward to assisting you with any GI oncology questions, research collaborations, or general information.
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