Graduate Education & Training in Cancer Biology and Medical Physics

 Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology division provides opportunities for graduate students in the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) and the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) to train with faculty in the cancer biology research laboratories.  Department laboratories have successfully supported numerous PhD and MSTP students with completing and defending thesis work. Research centers on discovery, drug development, engineering, and imaging. Our trainees participate and present their work in a weekly Cancer Biology Division Research Forum and at the Departmental Research Retreat. Trainees within the Cancer Biology Division have been recognized nationally with research and travel awards including:

  • Over a dozen RSNA Resident Research Grants
  • Several ASTRO Resident Research Grants
  • Over a dozen Radiation Research Society Scholar in Training Awards
  • Several American Association for Cancer Research Scholar in Training Awards

Learn more about current research in our Cancer Biology division »

Medical Physics

The Department of Radiation Oncology offers medical physics curriculum and graduate training to students in the Biomedical Engineering, Physics, and other departments at Washington University. Trainees interested in careers in medical physics or the medical device industry conduct research with a Radiation Oncology faculty member as their thesis adviser.

Learn more about current research in our Physics Division »