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Professor David Sadava

Professor David Sadava
  • City of Hope Medical Center, Claremont Colleges
  • University of California, San Diego
The DNA double helix, discovered in 1953, is one of the great icons of science in our society, rivaling the atom in its pervasiveness in our culture.

Dr. David Sadava is Adjunct Professor of Cancer Cell Biology at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA, and the Pritzker Family Foundation Professor of Biology, Emeritus, at The Claremont Colleges. Professor Sadava graduated from Carleton University as the science medalist with a B.S. with first-class honors in biology and chemistry. A Woodrow Wilson Fellow, he earned a Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. Following postdoctoral research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he joined the faculty at Claremont, where he twice won the Huntoon Award for Superior Teaching and received numerous other faculty honors. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Colorado and at the California Institute of Technology. Professor Sadava has held numerous research grants and written more than 55 peer-reviewed scientific research papers, many with his undergraduate students as coauthors. His research concerns resistance to chemotherapy in human lung cancer, with a view to developing new, plant-based medicines to treat this disease. He is the author or coauthor of five books, including the recently published 10th edition of a leading biology textbook, Life: The Science of Biology, as well as a new biology textbook, Principles of Life.

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  1. Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

    Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications

    David Sadava
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    We use it routinely to cure diseases, solve crimes, and reunite families. Yet we've known about it for only 60 years. And what we're continuing to learn about it every day has the potential to transform our health, our nutrition, our society, and our future. It is DNA—deoxyribonucleic acid, the self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms. Join award-winning teacher, author, and scientist...
  2. What Science Knows about Cancer Sale

    What Science Knows about Cancer

    David Sadava
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Few global challenges touch humanity with as much immediacy or ubiquity as cancer. The good news is that the landscape of cancer treatment and prevention is a vastly different place than it was even a decade ago. What Science Knows about Cancer reports from the front lines of the war on cancer with a clear and scientifically precise—yet thoroughly accessible—guide to how the disease develops, thrives, and can...
  3. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Sale

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    David Sadava
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    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!