Radiobiology and Imaging Program (Abramson Cancer Center)

The Radiobiology and Imaging Program, one of the research programs supported by the Abramson Cancer Center, 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 2022-2023

All seminars are at 12:00-1:00pm in Smilow 8-146

Date Speaker and Title

Thursday, 11/17/2022

Costas Koumenis, PhD
Department of Radiation Oncology
"FLASH Proton Radiotherapy: from single cell analysis to human trials"

Thursday, 12/15/2022

Anatoliy Popov, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
"Radiation-Related Chemistry and Biochemistry. Active Chlorine Species"

Thursday, 2/16/2023

Joel Karp, PhD
Department of Radiology
 “PennPET Explorer Whole-Body Imager: Developing an Instrument for Translational Research in an Academic Environment”

Thursday, 3/16/2023

Mirna El Khatib, PhD
Research Associate
Department of Chemistry
“Oxygen measurements in FLASH radiotherapy”

Thursday, 5/18/2023 Alexander Lin, MD
Department of Radiation Oncology
Thursday, 6/15/2023

Andrea Facciabene, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology

Schedule from previous years