John Kaddis, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science within the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.
The data systems, analysis tools and websites he has created over his 15 years at City of Hope have been used by researchers all over the world. In 2007, the JDRF asked him to serve as principal investigator and establish the data management core for the Network of Pancreatic Organ Donors with Diabetes. Dr. Kaddis also has been responsible for the planning, implementation and dissemination of data in support of the Intestinal Stem Cell Consortium. Most recently, he was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish a bioinformatics center for the Human Islet Research Network, focused on investigations into and treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Dr. Kaddis has relished laboratory inquiry and analysis for a very long time. While earning his biochemistry degree from California State University Los Angeles, he completed undergraduate research supported by two National Science Foundation fellowships. He earned his doctorate in systems biology and disease from University of Southern California.
A competitor in more than a dozen marathons and triathlons, he is an equally athletic communicator with more than 60 publications and presentations to his credit. Investing the stamina and perseverance of a long-distance runner in his painstaking research into type 1 diabetes, Dr. Kaddis goes the distance to make meaning out of countless reams of data, amassing critical information which may one day lead to a cure.