For Oct. 6, 1999

Dr. Alan Remaley is a medical officer with the CC's Clinical Pathology Department. Dr. Remaley earned a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and chemistry, a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and a medical degree--all at the University of Pittsburgh. He then completed a residency in clinical pathology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Remaley first came to NIH in 1990 as a medical staff fellow in NHLBI. In 1995 he transferred to the CC's Clinical Pathology Department, where he heads the immunoassay laboratory. His research has focused on cholesterol metabolism, and he was recently involved in identifying the defective gene in Tangier disease, a disorder of HDL metabolism.

Dr. Steven Libutti, a senior investigator with NCI's Surgery Branch, earned his bachelor's degree in biology at Harvard, and his medical degree at the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City. He completed a surgical internship and residency at the Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

In 1995, Dr. Libutti joined NCI's surgery branch as a clinical associate. He became an attending surgeon in 1996 and a senior investigator in 1998. He is also an assistant professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Libutti's research interests include regional perfusion therapy of malignant lesions; isolation and characterization of unique tumor cytokines; and the use of lasers as tools for surgical resection and hemostasis.

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