Dr. Sita Withers
Veterinary Clinical Sciences (VCS)
After graduating with a veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne Australia in 2008, Sita practiced in a mixed animal clinic in Far North Queensland for a year. She then returned to Melbourne to pursue a small animal internship, and subsequently moved to California to undertake a medical oncology residency at UC Davis. During her residency she developed a keen interest in cancer research, which prompted her pursuit of a PhD after becoming board certified in veterinary medical oncology. Her PhD in Integrative Pathobiology enabled her to develop skills in pathology, immunology, and flow cytometry. The focus of her research is to investigate the immune microenvironment in canine and human osteosarcoma, and to facilitate the translation of bench-top findings into clinical advancements for osteosarcoma patients of both species.
Clinical instruction; Communication
Comparative cancer immunology; Tumor microenvironment; Metastasis