Oliver Dorigo, MD, PhD, received his medical degree from the University of Heidelberg Medical School in Germany. Following three years of OB/GYN residency training at the University of Munich, Germany, he moved to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in San Diego, CA, to pursue cancer gene therapy research.
Dr. Dorigo joined the UCLA Department of OB/GYN in 1995, and completed his residency in 1999. He subsequently received further basic science training with Dr. Arnold Berk at the Molecular Biology Institute at UCLA. As a member of the STAR (Specialty Training and Advanced Research) program, he received his PhD in Molecular Biology in 2003.
After completion of his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at UCLA/Cedars Sinai Medical Center in 2005, he joined the UCLA Division of Gynecologic Oncology as Assistant Professor. In his own laboratory, Dr. Dorigo’s current work focuses on the development of novel targeted therapy approaches for ovarian cancer, using cell culture systems, human tissues arrays, and mouse models for ovarian cancer. Dr. Dorigo has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Journal of Immunology, and Journal of Virology. In addition, he is the author of several book chapters in major textbooks.