About

Amato Giaccia, PhD

Amato Giaccia, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer (Interim)

Amato Giaccia, PhD

Dr. Giaccia is an internationally known cancer biologist and serial entrepreneur. In addition to his role as Chief Scientific Officer of Aravive Biologics, he is Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Chair for Research & Director of the Division of Radiation & Cancer Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also the Associate Director for Basic Science and leader of the Radiation Biology Program in Stanford Cancer Institute. He has also served as the Director of the Cancer Biology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program. Dr. Giaccia was awarded an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award, Howard Hughes Junior Faculty Research Award, and the Michael Fry Award from the Radiation Research Society for outstanding contributions on understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance promoted by the tumor microenvironment. Additionally, he was the recipient of the 2013 ASTRO Gold Medal. In 2015, he was awarded a NIH R35 Outstanding Investigator Award and was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. He has published over 275 peer-reviewed manuscripts and co-authored the sixth & seventh editions of the textbook, “Radiation Biology for the Radiologist,” with Professor Eric Hall from Columbia. he is currently the “Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professor in Cancer Biology” in the Stanford University School of Medicine. He received is PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadephia.