Dr Claudio J. Conti received a degree in Veterinary Medicine and a doctorate in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires. He carried out post-graduate training in the Department of Pathology of the University of Colorado.
He has been Professor of Molecular Carcinogenesis for 27 years in the University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center where he held the HEB professorship and was also Associate Director of the M. D. Anderson Smithville Campus. He is presently Professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine in Texas A&M University and Distinguished lecturer in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Houston, Tx).
Dr Conti is the author of more than 200 peer-review publications, 26 book chapters and has edited two books. His major research interest is environmental causes of disease and particularly the effect of diet, and diabetes in cancer development. He has received numerous grants from the NIH, the American Cancer Society, the Department of Defense and private foundations.
In addition to his research and administrative activities, Dr Conti has dedicated a major effort to education, including training graduate students and post-doctoral fellows as well as formal classroom teaching for graduate students in the fields of Anatomy, Histology, Pathology and Cancer Biology.