Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Radiobiology and Imaging Program (Abramson Cancer Center)

The Radiobiology and Imaging Program seeks to improve patient outcomes through the advanced understanding of how ionizing and non-ionizing radiation interacts with cancer and normal tissues. The programmatic goals are: (1) Study molecular mechanisms of radiation response and identify targets to improve radiotherapy. (2) Elucidate mechanisms underlying use of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and translate to the clinic. (3) Develop methods for measuring and altering tumor oxygenation and metabolic status and understand the molecular events governing cell death by IR and physiological stresses. (4) Develop novel techniques to image the interaction between radiation, PDT and tissues, and (5) Understand the biological effects of Protons to inform their effective clinical use.

Seminar Schedule for 2015-2016 (updated 2/3/2016)

Date and Location
Speaker and Title

Thursday, 9/10/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Amit Maity, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Title: "Altering Signaling Pathways to Reduce Tumor Hypoxia."

Thursday, 10/8/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Daniel Pryma, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Elizabeth McDonald, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Mehran Makvandi, PharmD, Postoctoral Research Fellow, Nuclear Medicine
Title: "Radiopharmaceuticals for in vivo and in vitro characterization of Sigma-2 and PARP1."

Thursday, 11/12/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Ravi Radhakrishnan, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Biochemistry and Biophysics
Title:"Can Soft Signals be Oncogenic."

Thursday, 12/10/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Joel S. Karp, PhD
Professor of Radiologic Physics in Radiology
Title:"Opportunities for Improved PET Imaging Performance through Advanced Instrumentation."

Thursday 1/14/2016
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Christos Davatzikos, PhD
Wallace T. Miller Sr. Professor of Radiology
Title:"Computational Neuro-oncology: Leveraging the Power of Neuroinformatics to Enhance Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Neurosurgical Planning in the Treatment of Brain Tumors."

Thursday, 2/11/2016
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Anatoliy V. Popov, PhD
Research Assistant Professor of Radiology
Title:"Development of Molecular Imaging Probes and Theranostic."

Thursday, 3/10/2016
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Sergei Vinogradov, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Thursday, 4/14/2016
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Jay F. Dorsey, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Thursday, 5/26/2016
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Yi Fan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Thursday, 6/9/2016
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Robert H. Mach, PhD
Britton Chance Professor of Radiology

 

Schedule from previous years



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