Our Team

Faculty

Michael Story
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Michael Story, Ph.D.

  • Professor, Vice Chair and Radiobiology Director, David A. Pistenmaa, M.D., Ph.D. Distinguished Chair in Radiation Oncology
  • Phone: 214-648-5557
  • Research: Particle therapy; space radiation; biomarkers of therapeutic response; combined modality therapy
Liya Gu
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Liya Gu, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-9991
Sandeep Burma
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Sandeep Burma, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-7440
  • Research: DNA double-strand break signaling and repair; glioblastoma radioresistance; particle radiation and gliomagenesis
Raquibul Hannan
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Raquibul Hannan, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Genitourinary cancer; combined immunotherapy and radiation therapy
Todd Aguilera
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Todd Aguilera, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Asaithamby Aroumougame
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Asaithamby Aroumougame, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-1249
  • Research: DNA damage response signaling in development and tumor suppression
Lianghao Ding
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Lianghao Ding, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5892
  • Research: DNA damage response induced by heavy particles; functional genomics of radiation toxicity; role of microRNA in head and neck cancer
Aaron Laine
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Aaron Laine, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Genitourinary cancer, cancer cachexia
Ken Westover
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Ken Westover, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Structure-guided drug design for oncology, covalent inhibitors, hypofractionated radiation, lung cancer, mets
Damiana Chiavolini
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Damiana Chiavolini, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-645-0908
Yu-Fen (Renee) Lin
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Yu-Fen (Renee) Lin, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-1602
  • Research: DNA-PKcs in ATR-signaling pathway; role of T2609 phosphorylation cluster on the S-phase checkpoint response
Janice Ortega Rodriguez
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Janice Ortega Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9869
Zengfu Shang
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Zengfu Shang, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-1602
Hanzhi Wang
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Hanzhi Wang, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9869
David Chen
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David Chen, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-5597
  • Research: Role of DNA-PK in DSB repair; DSB repair pathway choice; DNA damage response induced by HZE particles
Guo-Min Li
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Guo-Min Li, Ph.D.

  • Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-9955
Benjamin Chen
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Benjamin Chen, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-1263
  • Research: DNA break repair; role of DNA-PKcs; DNA damage responses in stem sell; heavy particle exposure impact on neural stem cells
Debabrata Saha
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Debabrata Saha, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-7750
  • Research: Tumor modeling for SBRT; role of DAB2IP in prostate cancer; small molecule inhibitors as radiosensitizers
Prasanna Alluri
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Prasanna Alluri, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
Anthony (Tony) Davis
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Anthony (Tony) Davis, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-6569
  • Research: DNA double-strand break sensing, signaling and repair
Puneeth Iyengar
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Puneeth Iyengar, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-645-8525
  • Research: Lung cancer,cachexia, radiation resistance, tumor metabolism, stromal interactions, immune cachexia regulation
Bipasha Mukherjee
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Bipasha Mukherjee, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-4166
  • Research: DNA damage and repair; heavy particle radiobiology; radioresistance of glioblastoma
Naoki Kinoshita
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Naoki Kinoshita, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Phone: 214-648-7747
Qihuang Jin
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Qihuang Jin, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-9869
Huiming Lu
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Huiming Lu, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-4917
Janapriya (JP) Saha
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Janapriya (JP) Saha, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-4917
  • Research: DNA double strand break signaling and repair; space /HZE particle radiation-induced DNA damage and response
Vinesh Kumar Thidil Puliyappadamba
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Vinesh Kumar Thidil Puliyappadamba, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-4166
Lan Yu
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Lan Yu, Ph.D.

  • Instructor
  • Phone: 214-648-7747
  • Research: Role of DAB2IP in regulating cell cycle, and small molecule inhibitors as radiosensitizers in prostate cancer

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Administration

Cheryl Hoppe
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Cheryl Hoppe

  • Administrative Coordinator
  • Phone: 214-648-1457
Lisa Gray
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Lisa Gray

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 214-648-1617
Jennifer Staples
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Jennifer Staples

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 214-648-1162
Hung-Ying (Eric) Shih
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Hung-Ying (Eric) Shih, M.S.

  • Technical Support Specialist III
  • Phone: 214-648-1222
April  Sayre
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April Sayre

  • Senior Administrative Assistant
  • Phone: 214-648-2051

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Grants and Finance

LaDonna Cox
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LaDonna Cox

  • Grants Accounting Supervisor
  • Phone: 214-648-1211
De'Anica Gonzalez
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De'Anica Gonzalez

  • Accountant III
  • Phone: 214-648-8023
Emily Miller
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Emily Miller

  • Accountant II
  • Phone: 214-648-6050
Pamela Maass
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Pamela Maass

  • Sr. Grants & Contracts Specialist
  • Phone: 214-648-6079
Mary James
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Mary James

  • Accountant III
  • Phone: 214-648-8017

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