Dr. Matei named co-leader of EDT program

INDIANAPOLIS -- Aug. 27, 2007 -- Daniela Matei, an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology, has been named co-leader of the experimental and developmental therapeutics (EDT) program at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

Researchers in the EDT program identify markers to more effectively diagnose and prevent cancer and develop new therapies that will be more effective and less toxic in preventing and treating cancer.

Matei attended medical school in her native Romania and completed her internship and residency in New York and her hematology and oncology fellowship at the University of California in Los Angeles, where she was the recipient of a National Institutes of Health training grant.

Matei is a recent recipient of the Indiana University School of Medicine's Young Investigators Award in recognition of her ovarian cancer research.