Joanne Barnes Weidhaas MD/PhD

Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program | Gynecologic Oncology Program

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology

Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

Research Interests

MicroRNAs; Genetics; Radiation and chemotherapy resistance more...


  • B.S., Yale University, 1990
  • M.D./Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine, 1999

Selected Publications

  • Kato M, Paranjape T, Ullrich R, Nallur S, Gillespie E, Keane K, Esquela-Kerscher A, Weidhaas JB, Slack FJ. The mir-34 microRNA is required for the DNA damage response in vivo in C. elegans and in vitro in human breast cancer cells. Oncogene. 2009 Jun 2528(25):2419-24. Epub 2009 May 4.
  • Hoffman AE, Zheng T, Yi C, Leaderer D, Weidhaas J, Slack F, Zhang Y, Paranjape T, Zhu Y. microRNA miR-196a-2 and breast cancer: a genetic and epigenetic association study and functional analysis. Cancer Res. 2009 Jul 1569(14):5970-7. Epub 2009 Jun 30. PMID: 19567675
  • Weidhaas JB, Li SX, Winter K, Ryu J, Jhingran A, Miller B, Dicker AP, Gaffney D. Changes in gene expression predicting local control in cervical cancer: results from Radiation Therapy Oncology Group 0128. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Jun 1515(12):4199-206. Epub 2009 Jun 9.



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