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Joseph N. Contessa, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pharmacology

Director, Central Nervous System Radiotherapy Program

Clinical Interests

Radiation Oncology

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Joann Sweasy, PhD

Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics

Vice-Chair for Basic Research

Associate Director, Basic Science, Yale Cancer Center

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Ranjit S. Bindra, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

Central Nervous System Neoplasms; DNA Repair; Genomics; Glioma; High-Throughput Screening Assays; Medical Oncology; Pediatrics; Radiation Oncology; Radiology; Therapeutics

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Justin D. Blasberg, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Thoracic Surgery)

Director of Robotic Thoracic Surgery

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Daniel Boffa, MD

Professor of Surgery

Research Interests

Medical Oncology

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Douglas Brash, PhD

Senior Research Scientist in Therapeutic Radiology and in Dermatology and Clinical Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

DNA Adducts; DNA Damage; DNA Repair; Melanoma, Experimental; Molecular Biology; Mutagenesis; Photobiology; Skin Neoplasms; Sunburn; Xeroderma Pigmentosum

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David J. Carlson, PhD, DABR, FAAPM

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Research Interests

Biophysics; Cell Hypoxia; DNA Damage; Heavy Ion Radiotherapy; Lung Neoplasms; Physics; Prostatic Neoplasms; Radiation Oncology

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Richard Carson, PhD

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging and of Biomedical Engineering

Director, Yale PET Center

Director of Graduate Studies, Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering; Nuclear Medicine; Physiology; Positron-Emission Tomography; Radiology

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Sandy Chang, MD, PhD

Yale College Associate Dean for Science & Quantitative Reasoning Education, Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Pathology and Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry

Associate Director, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

Research Interests

DNA Damage; Molecular Biology; Pathology; Telomere-Binding Proteins; Werner Syndrome

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Zhe Jay Chen, PhD, FAAPM

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Smilow Chief Physicist

Director of Medical Physics Residency Program

Research Interests

Brachytherapy; Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Electrons; Gamma Rays; Photons; Radiotherapy; Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted; Radiotherapy, Intensity-Modulated; X-Rays

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