Molecular Radiation Biology

Molecular Radiation Biology’s mission is to educate and train the next cadre of scientists and clinicians in the disciplines of radiation and cancer biology and to execute a multidisciplinary program of research focused on understanding the molecular, cellular, and organismal responses to ionizing radiation exposure for the betterment of humankind.

Specific areas of research include:

  • The molecular mechanisms responsible for repairing DNA damage
  • Molecular signaling after radiation exposure
  • Radiation resistance and radiation sensitization
  • Prognostic and predictive markers of therapeutic outcome
  • Intrinsic radiosensitivity
  • The biological response underlying ablative radiation therapy
  • The role of hypoxia in radiation response
  • The radiobiology of charged particle exposure for cancer therapy
  • Combining immune therapy with radiation for cancer therapy
  • Developing new cellular and animal models for radiation biology research
  • The role of the inflammatory response after radiation
  • Space radiation biology and mechanisms of HZE particle induced carcinogenesis