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Pursuing Answers in Medical Research

Dr. Daniel J. Cua

Alumnus Daniel J. Cua has found his calling and success in the world of scientific research. He is the group leader in Pathways of Inflammation at Merck Research Laboratories in Palo Alto and was a previous Research Fellow at Schering Plough Biopharma. His work focuses on the discovery of novel biologic agents for the treatment of immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.

Since 2003, Cua also has contributed to scientific and medical publications, with more than 60 original articles published in prestigious journals such as Nature, Cell, Immunology, Journal of Experimental Medicine and Journal of Clinical Investigation. In addition, he is the co-inventor on 21 granted patents and applications.

While at Cal Poly Pomona, Cua earned two degrees – a bachelor’s in biology in 1988 and a master’s in biological science in 1993. He later earned a doctorate from the University of Southern California in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Immunology.

Published on September 12, 2014

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