Dr. Markland is internationally recognized for the isolation and characterization of proteins from snake venoms, which have potent anti-cancer and anti-angiogenic activity.
He has authored over 150 publications and served on numerous study sections for the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.
“I have devoted my life to research, and for the past 25 years that research has involved treating human cancers in mouse model systems with novel protein-based therapies prepared from snake venom. So, at this point I am more conversant with the mice we use in our experiments than I am with people (not really, it just seems that way).”
Dr. Markland lives in Southern California with his wife Wendy, and his dog, Sudz, who was rescued from a local laundry. He likes to sing in the Angeles Chorale, work out in the gym, travel and go to musical programs and sporting events.