Vaishali Kapoor, PhD

Vaishali Kapoor, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology


  • BS, Microbiology: Delhi University (New Delhi, India) (2006)
  • MS, Biotechnology: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India) (2008)
  • PhD, Cancer Biology: All India Institute of Medical Sciences (New Delhi, India) (2013)


Dr. Vaishali Kapoor joined the faculty at Washington University in 2019 after completing her postdoctoral research in Dr. Dennis Hallahan’s lab at the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University. Dr. Kapoor earned her Ph.D from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Her research involves development of novel drug candidates against radiation-inducible neo-antigens. Radiation treatment induces cell-surface expression of novel intracellular proteins. These surface expressed proteins can then be targeted using peptides and monoclonal antibodies for cancer imaging and therapy. Dr. Kapoor’s aim is to identify and characterize the lead peptide and antibody which can be used for pre-clinical efficacy studies and then be extended to the clinic.


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