Daniel J Spakowicz, PhD
College of Medicine
Res Asst Professor
Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention
Daniel Spakowicz, PhD, is a research assistant professor in the Division of Medical Oncology at Ohio State and a member of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program at the OSUCCC – James. His lab studies the role of the microbiome in human health, particularly the immunomodulatory effects of microbes in the context of cancer.Dr. Spakowicz has a number of ongoing projects centered on this subject, including observational studies that correlate patients’ microbiomes with cancer immunotherapy outcomes; mechanistic studies that seek to understand the small-molecule drivers of these effects; and interventional studies that alter the microbiome to improve treatment outcomes. Dr. Spakowicz has co-authored many articles in well-respected journals, including Cell Systems, Genome Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry and Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. He has also shared his work in several presentations to organizations like the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.