Dr. Hamby conducts research in three major areas: tumor biology, cardiology, and immunology. He has a longstanding interest in melanoma tumor biology and in recent years has worked on the development of biological cytotoxins that target tumor cells directly or their supporting blood supply. In the area of cardiology he is investigating the role of bone marrow-derived stem cells in the long term clinical benefits of a non-invasive treatment for heart disease. Lastly, Dr. Hamby is exploring the immune mechanisms underlying the protective effect of oligoribonucleotides (ORN) and other low molecular weight compounds released by bacteria in plant and animal hosts.
Dept. of Microbiology & Immunology
Basic Sciences Building
New York Medical College
Valhalla, NY 10595
Research interests include the molecular biology and immunology of human tumors.
Graduate Degree: M.S., Ph.D.
Graduate Degree Institution: University of Missouri-Columbia
Undergraduate Institution: University of Missouri-Columbia