Department of Clinical Sciences

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Advancing the health
and well-being
of animals
and people

Kelly Hume

Dr. Kelly R. Hume
Cornell University
College of Veterinary Medicine
C3501C CPC, Box 31
Ithaca, NY 14853
P (607) 253-3516
F (607) 253-3055

Kelly R. Hume, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate - American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Assistant Professor, Section of Oncology
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Research/Clinical Interests

I am a veterinary medical oncologist with a special interest in molecular oncology and a long-term career goal of establishing an independent research program in cancer genetics. My research has focused on determining roles for the essential DNA damage checkpoint protein Hus1 in tumor suppression and physiological DNA damage responses. I have also worked collaboratively with the Webb Laboratory in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics to develop multiphoton microscopy as a diagnostic tool for lung cancer.  Ultimately, I want to determine how the genetics of a given tumor can be used to best manipulate therapeutic combinations. I want to evaluate how targeting different signaling pathways within neoplastic cells, including DNA damage response pathways, can be combined with traditional cytotoxic therapies in order to increase the responsiveness of solid tumors. I aim to interact with scientists at all levels of cancer biology, so that clinicians are able to make better use of molecular data as they evaluate treatment strategies and benchtop scientists gain a better understanding of the clinical scenarios driving their questions. In addition to my research goals, I want to continue training undergraduate students, graduate students, and oncology residents in the principles and practice of both clinical and molecular oncology.


Education and Training

2008-2010     Clinical Fellow, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cornell University

2005-2008     Resident, Medical Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine,  North Carolina State University

2004-2005     Specialty Intern, Oncology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

2003-2004     Rotating Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia

1999-2003     D.V.M. Cum Laude, Auburn University

1995-1999     B.S. with Highest Distinction, International Agriculture and Natural Resources (major-Animal Sciences), University of Wisconsin-Madison


Board Certification

2008  American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Oncology


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Professional Associations

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
New York Academy of Sciences
New York State Veterinary Medical Society
Veterinary Cancer Society
Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group