In addition to his responsibilities as Associate Dean at Georgia Tech, Dr. McDonald also serves as Director of Tech's Integrated Cancer Research Center (ICRC). ICRC researchers are using the latest genomic- and nano-technologies to develop new and effective cancer diagnostics and therapeutics. Dr McDonald is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Ovarian Cancer Institute (Atlanta) and previously served as Head of the Genetics Department at the University of Georgia (Athens) and Chair of the School of Biology at Georgia Tech. Dr. McDonald is an Elected Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He holds a PhD in Genetics from University of California, Davis, CA. and did his post-doctoral training at the University of California San Diego (La Jolla) and at the Institute for Cancer Research at Columbia University Medical School (New York).