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 2014-2015 (updated 11/5/2014)

Date and Location
Speaker and Title
Thursday, 9/11/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 9-146AB

Lin Z. Li, PhD
Research Associate Professor of Radiology
Title "Imaging Redox State for Cancer Biomakers."

Thursday, 10/9/2014
12-1pm

Cancelled

Thursday, 11/13/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 9-146AB

Jeffrey D. Winkler, PhD
Merriam Professor of Chemistry
Title: “Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Products.”

Thursday, 12/11/2014
12-1pm
SCTR 9-146AB

Andrew Tsourkas, PhD
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Assistant Director, Program in Targeted Therapeutics, ITMAT
Title: “Engineering contrast agents for molecular imaging and therapeutic applications.”

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

Jerry D. Glickson, PhD
Research Professor of Radiology
Title: "Lonidamine Metabolomics Research Update."

Thursday, 2/12/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Keith A. Cengel, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Radiation Oncolgy
Title: "STAT3: integrating inflammation and wound healing signaling in patients undergoing surgery with intraoperative PDT.”

Thursday, 3/12/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

David Mankoff, MD, PhD
Gerd Muehllehner Professor of Radiology
Title: “Breast Cancer Molecular Imaging: Clinical and Biologic Insights.”

Thursday, 4/9/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Abass Alavi, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiology
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Aging
Title: “Evolving Role of PET for Assessing Treatment Response and Inflammatory Complications Following Radiation Therapy.”

Thursday, 5/28/2015
12-1pm
SCTR 8-146AB

Sunday O. Akintoye, BDS, DDS, MS
Associate Professor of Oral Medicine
Director, Oral Medicine Research Program
Title: “Oral Osseous Complications in Cancer Management: Modulatory Roles of Skeletal Stem Cells.”

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

Amit Maity, MD, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncolgy

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

Daniel Pryma, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology

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

Yi Fan, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncolgy

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

Joel Karp, PhD
Professor of Radiologic Physics in Radiology

 

Schedule from previous years



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