John F. Codington, PhD

Titles and Roles

Senior Researcher Associate
Emory's Whitehead Biomedical Research Building
Research Program
Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics

Biography

John Codington, senior research associate, hopes to develop a better, more reliable and consistent way to detect most cancers, preferably at the earliest stages.

Education

Dr. Codington's journey has taken him full circle, from Atlanta, where his family moved when he was one, to college at Emory, to the University of Virginia’s malaria research program, to the National Institutes of Health, to Europe, to faculty positions at Cornell and Harvard, to private biotech companies, and back to Emory.

Research

Dr. Codington's primary research concerns the chemical changes in cell surface glycoproteins associated with immunoresistance in tumor cells, and his goal is to develop a diagnostic assay of sera to detect the presence of a carcinoma (cancer found in epithelial tissues). He hopes to develop a better, more reliable, and consistent way to detect most cancers, preferably at the earliest stages. "The test must be robust and suitable for clinical use," he says.

Publications

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