Timothy M. Fan


Dr. Fan is an associate professor of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, Dr. Fan trained in the clinical disciplines of Internal Medicine at Cornell University and Oncology at the University of Illinois. Following the completion of Dr. Fan’s clinical training, he pursued and completed a PhD in Tumor Immunology at the University of Illinois, whereby he investigated the anticancer effects of cytokine manipulation strategies for the treatment of locally-invasive and metastatic tumors in mouse models of disease. Upon completion of his PhD in 2007, Dr. Fan now serves as the principal investigator of the Comparative Oncology Research Laboratory housed in the Small Animal Clinic, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine.

Dr. Fan’s laboratory works closely with other basic scientists for evaluating novel drugs or drug delivery strategies for the treatment of cancer. Uniquely, Dr. Fan’s training as a scientist and veterinarian, has allowed him the opportunity to rapidly investigate and translate novel treatment strategies in dogs with spontaneously-arising cancers, and conduct meaningful comparative oncology research which is hoped to eventually aid in treating cancer in not only companion animals, but also human beings.


Comparative oncology, translational anticancer drug evaluation, spontaneous tumor modeling, clinical testing

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*University of Illinois Cancer Center Member