Making Cancer History Voices Collection
Ti Li Loo Interview 1
Dr. Ti Li Loo, PhD was born in Changsha, China, in 1918. He received his bachelors degree in science from Tsing Hua University in Peking in 1940 and his doctorate in pharmacology from Oxford University in 1947. He was married to Marie, a mathematician, and they had three children. Dr. Loo came to MD Anderson in 1965 after working at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). He became a Professor of Developmental Therapeutics (Pharmacology) and founded the first Section of Pharmacology. During his 20 years at MD Anderson, Dr. Loo researched over 50 chemical compounds to determine their effectiveness in the fight against cancer. He has authored or co-authored over 160 papers and was awarded the Jeffrey A. Gottlieb Memorial Award in 1987 for his outstanding contributions to cancer therapeutic research. Dr. Loo retired from MD Anderson in 1985, at which time he became a research professor in pharmacology at George Washington University School of Medicine as well as a consultant in developmental therapeutics at NCI. Dr. Loo passed away on October 9, 2007.
Dr. Ti Li Loo, PhD, discusses with Lesley W. Brunet his 20 year career in pharmacology research at MD Anderson. After retiring from MD Anderson, Dr. Loo moved to Bethesda, MD with his wife, where he became a research professor in pharmacology. The interview took place at the Hilton in Washing and Towers Hotel in Washington, DC on August 29, 2001.
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Dr. Ti Li Loo and Leslie W. Brunet on August 29, 2001 in Washington, DC.
Ti Li Loo Interview 1, August 29, 2001, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Oral history was edited by Elvira Lynn Alayon, UNT Intern, Summer 2011