Lauren Pedersen, PhD (Postdoctoral Research Associate – Bergom Lab)

Lauren Pedersen in the lab

Tell me about your background. In 2012, I  received my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia. After working as a physical therapy technician for two years, I decided to go back to school and complete a Masters of Science in Health and Movement Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University […]

Darafsheh recognized as outstanding reviewer

Arash Darafsheh, PhD, has been recognized by Optica Publishing Group for his outstanding efforts and indispensable contributions in the peer review process. He is one of only several referees chosen to receive this award, which is selected by the Editors-in-Chief of their core publications.

Proton therapy expansion (Links to an external site)

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is expanding proton therapy for patients by adding the latest, most innovative technology to its S. Lee Kling Proton Therapy Center with the addition of a second MEVION S250i Proton Therapy System® with HYPERSCAN® pencil beam scanning technology and Adaptive Aperture® pMLC.

Chaudhuri profiled by Soros Foundation (Links to an external site)

Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has been interviewed and profiled by the Soros Foundation after he won the Michael Fry Award from the Radiation Research Society. The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, […]

Chen Receives Travel Award from RRS

Liyun (Michelle) Chen, PhD, postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Stephanie Markovina, MD, PhD, has received a Scholar-in-Training (SIT) Travel Award to attend the 2022 Radiation Research Society’s annual meeting held in Hawaii this October. She will also be giving an oral presentation entitled “T cell responses to squamous cell carcinoma antigen in cervical cancer […]

Kapoor Receives Travel Award from RRS

Vaishali Kapoor, PhD, assistant professor of radiation oncology, has received an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2022 RRS Annual Meeting held in Hawaii this October. She will also be giving an oral presentation entitled “Targeted delivery of radiation sensitizers by antibodies to enhance the efficacy of radiation therapy”.

Singh Receives Travel Award from RRS

Abhay Singh, PhD, instructor of radiation oncology, has received an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2022 RRS Annual Meeting held in Hawaii this October. He will also be giving an oral presentation entitled “89Zr-labeled human anti-tip1 antibody as a novel cancer-targeting agent in patient-derived xenografts”.

Paul Jones (PhD Student – Molecular Cell Biology, Chaudhuri Lab)

Man working in biology lab

Tell me about your background. I grew up in fairly rural central Illinois, went to the local schools and was always interested in understanding science and medicine. I completed my undergraduate degree in neuroscience at Lake Forest College where I got my first experience with research through multiple summer research programs culminating in my Senior […]

Henke Receives Travel Award from RRS

Lauren Henke, MD, MSCI, has received an Early Career Investigator (ECI) Travel Award to attend the 2022 RRS Annual Meeting held in Hawaii this October. She will also give an invited talk entitled “Building an Adaptive Program and Workflows: The Physician Perspective”.

Chaudhuri named Michael Fry Research Award winner

Aadel Chaudhuri, MD, PhD was just awarded the 2022 Michael Fry Research Award from the Radiation Research Society, which recognizes an individual early in their career who has made significant contributions in one or more areas of radiation oncology research. Dr. Chaudhuri will deliver the Michael Fry Award Lecture at the Radiation Research Society’s annual […]

Hao Receives Grant

Principal Investigator:  Yao Hao, PhD, with Tianyu Zhao, PhD, and external collaborator Sarah Patch, PhD Title:   Thermoacoustic Range Verification During Delivery of a Clinical Plan by a Synchrocyclotron: transition from research prototype to turnkey clinical device Funding Agency:   NIH/NCI Amount:   $1.98M Start Date & Duration:   April 15, 2022 (2 years)

Radiation Oncology Wins Big in the Institute for Informatics Big Ideas Competition

“Expediting Radiotherapy Initiation via a Stimulation Free Workflow,” led by Tianyu Zhao, PhD, team leader, was one of six teams chosen as the winners of “Big Ideas: A Data-Driven Innovation Competition” held by Washington University’s Institute for Informatics. The intent of the Big Ideas Program is to support novel and innovative projects that are clinically […]

Physics initiative extends free training to low-income countries around the world

Through a collaboration between Washington University’s Global Health Center and the Brown School, with support from a seed grant from Washington University’s McDonnell International Scholars Academy, Baozhou Sun, PhD, associate professor of radiation oncology, has implemented a way to help train physicists, radiation oncologists and dosimetrists in low-income countries in the safe and efficient use […]

Curiel named to National Academy of Inventors

David Curiel, MD, a professor of radiation oncology and director of the Biologic Therapeutics Center at the School of Medicine, has harnessed gene therapy and viral vectors to develop therapeutics and vaccines for a number of diseases, including cancer, genetic disorders and COVID-19. More recently he has pioneered gene editing strategies toward gene therapy cures. […]

Schwarz elected into the American Society for Clinical Investigation

The ASCI is an honor society of physician-scientists. Founded in 1908, the Society is home to over 3,000 members active across academic medicine and industry. Julie K. Schwarz, MD, PhD, will be formally inducted during a joint meeting on April 8, 2022. Congratulations Dr. Schwarz! https://the-asci.org/

Campos Guerrero highlighted in CBD trainee corner

Marlene Campos Guerrero, a graduate student researcher in the Markovina Lab is the newest cancer biology researcher to be highlighted in the Trainee Corner. Read about Marlene here.

Marlene Campos Guerrero (Graduate Student, Markovina Lab)

Tell me about your background. I am a first generation Latina raised in Kansas City, MO. I earned my Associates Degree concurrently when I graduated high school in 2016 and earned my B.S in Microbiology from Kansas State University in 2019. During my undergraduate journey, I was a part of the Developing Scholars Program, a […]