Fritz Sieber, PhD

Investigator, Children's Research Institute
Professor, Pediatrics and Medicine, Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Medical College of Wisconsin

Office locations

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-4155
(414) 456-6543 (fax)



  • Hematology, Oncology and Transplant

Research interests

  • Cancer

Study interests

  • Selenium-based experimental therapeutics
  • Novel anti-cancer agents
  • Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation
  • Ex vivo purging, prevention of therapy-induced toxicities
  • Mitigation of radiation injury, photodynamic therapy


  • Doctorate, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland, 1976
  • Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1976-1979

Education and awards

  • Swiss National Science Foundation Fellow
  • Swiss National Science Foundation Scholar
  • Hubert E. and Anne E. Rogers Award
  • Leukemia Society of America Scholar
  • Frederick Stohlman Memorial Award of the Leukemia Society of America
  • Associate editor, Cancer Therapy and Control
  • Editorial board/section editor, Cancer Research, Therapy & Control
  • Editorial board, Current Chemical Biology

Research and publications

  • High-Dose Selenium for Mitigation of Radiation Injury, NIH, Center for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiological Terrorism, principal investigator
  • Mitigation of Radiation Injury in Brain Tumor Patients, Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin and Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin, principal investigator
  • Mitigation of Radiation Injury in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients, CHW-Rebecca Slye Cancer Care Fund, principal investigator
  • Selenium for Mitigation of Late Effects in Pediatric Brain Tumor Patients, St. Baldrick's Foundation (, principal investigator