Meet the Director: Timothy L. Ratliff, PhD

Robert Wallace Miller Director
Distinguished Professor of Comparative Pathobiology 

1971 University of Texas, BS
1974 Texas A&M, MS
1977 University of Arkansas, PhD 

Ever since the loss of my father and father-in-law when I was in graduate school, I have wanted to improve cancer treatment. With the progression of my career, I’ve realized that the translation of basic research discoveries into new diagnostic technologies and therapeutics is the way to achieve that goal. It’s what this center does best: We translate ideas into innovations that improve lives.

PCCR has a fundamental approach to discover new information about cancer that will lead to new ways to detect and treat the disease. Our scientists have developed new treatments for ovarian, endometrial, lung, kidney and colon cancers that are being tested now in clinical trials. These researchers also are developing new markers that provide prognostic information on cancer aggressiveness and stage, and new ways to image cancer that enable surgeons to more efficiently remove cancer during surgery. 

Each day we find new promising discoveries. Together, we will defeat this disease.

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Timothy Ratliff
Robert Wallace Miller Director