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Edith M. Lord, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-5855

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Professional Background

Dr. Edith Lord is a Professor of Microbiology & Immunology and Oncology. Dr. Lord received her BA degree in microbiology from the University of Kansas in 1970 and a Ph.D degree in immunology from the University of California at San Diego in 1975. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Francisco. As a faculty member since 1976, Dr. Lord has demonstrated excellence as a scientist and dedication to the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

From 2006-2008, Dr. Lord led the graduate program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. She was the Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs at the School of Medicine and Dentistry from 2008-2018.

In her research, Dr. Lord focuses on the immune responses that can control tumor development and how immune cells function within the unique microenvironment of growing tumors. She has published, as author and co-author, more than 130 scientific articles and continues her passion for research today.

Credentials

Education

1970
BA | University of Kansas
Microbiology

1975
PhD | Univ of Cal San Diego
Immunology

Awards

2018
Graduate Student Society Advocacy Award

Patents

Patent Title: Serum Free Cell Culture Medium
Patent #: 4,816,401
Issue Date: Mar 28, 1989
Country: United States
Invented By: Edith M Lord

Patent Title: Monoclonal Antibodies Differentially Reactive with Native and Reductively Modified Bowman-Birk Protease Inhibitor
Patent #: 5,616,492
Issue Date: Apr 01, 1997
Country: United States
Invented By: Ann R Kennedy, Cameron J Koch, Edith M Lord, Xingsheng Wan

Patent Title: Method of Monitoring Exposure to Bowman Birk Inhibitor Using Monoclonal Antibodies Against Bowman Birk Inhibitor Metabolites
Patent #: 5,618,679
Issue Date: Apr 08, 1997
Country: United States
Invented By: Ann R Kennedy, Cameron J Koch, Edith M Lord, Xingsheng Wan

Patent Title: Detection of Hypoxia with Reagents Containing 2-Nitroimidazole Compounds and Methods of Making such Reagents.
Patent #: 5,540,908
Issue Date: Jul 30, 1996
Country: United States
Invented By: Cameron J Koch, Edith M Lord

Patent Title: Detection of Hypoxia
Patent #: 5,843,404
Issue Date: Dec 01, 1998
Country: United States
Invented By: Cameron J Koch, Edith M Lord

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/25/2019
"Adrenergic Receptor Signaling Regulates the Response of Tumors to Ionizing Radiation." Radiation research.. 2019 Apr 25; Epub 2019 Apr 25.

12/27/2016
Connolly KA, Belt BA, Figueroa NM, Murthy A, Patel A, Kim M, Lord EM, Linehan DC, Gerber SA. "Increasing the efficacy of radiotherapy by modulating the CCR2/CCR5 chemokine axes." Oncotarget.. 2016 Dec 27; 7(52):86522-86535.

11/2016
Barlow ML, Cummings RJ, Pentland AP, Love TM, Haidaris CG, Ryan JL, Lord EM, Gerber SA. "Total-Body Irradiation Exacerbates Dissemination of Cutaneous Candida Albicans Infection." Radiation research.. 2016 Nov; 186(5):436-446. Epub 2016 Oct 06.

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