Dao-tai Nie, Ph.D., has joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine as a member of the research team at the SIU Cancer Institute as well as an assistant professor of medical microbiology and immunology. [Note: He has since been promoted to associate professor.] He will continue his research of tumor growth and metastasis in bone, prostate and breast cancers.
Previously, Nie was an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine Karmonos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., where he also completed a three-year fellowship in radiation oncology (2000-05, 1997-2000).
He earned his doctoral degree at the University of South Carolina in Columbia (1997) and his master's at the Institute of Genetics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, China (1991).
Nie is continuing a research project at SIU funded by a three-year grant from the Department of Defense for $336,000 for the study of prostate cancer. He has been awarded several national grants and holds four patents in cancer treatment. Nie has published more than 50 research articles and abstracts. He is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and Metastasis Research Society.
Nie and his wife Aiming have two sons, Jeffrey and James.