This is a competitive renewal of a training grant proposal for a program designed to train radiation biologists who will have knowledge of the molecular, cellular and tissue effects of radiation. 6 predoctoral and 4 postdoctoral trainees are requested. Training will be offered in the radiation biology and associated laboratories of the Division of Oncology Research at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The program will involve formal coursework, a lecture series and a journal club designed for our training needs, research seminars and conferences and laboratory research projects to be supervised by established investigators. The research projects will focus on various aspects of the currently funded research areas in the participating laboratories;for research projects, trainees will utilize techniques developed in modern biology to perform mechanistically-oriented studies in radiation biology/oncology. The research areas in which the 14 training preceptors are involved are broadly based in cancer research, including molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and mutagenesis, molecular and cellular radiation biology, radiation chemistry and biochemistry, DNA repair processes, cancer prevention and radiation oncology. It is expected that graduates of the training program will continue with their research and academic careers in radiation biology and oncology.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Type
Institutional National Research Service Award (T32)
Project #
5T32CA009677-20
Application #
8081793
Study Section
Subcommittee G - Education (NCI)
Program Officer
Lim, Susan E
Project Start
1992-08-10
Project End
2014-05-31
Budget Start
2011-06-01
Budget End
2014-05-31
Support Year
20
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$464,751
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Pennsylvania
Department
Radiation-Diagnostic/Oncology
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
042250712
City
Philadelphia
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
19104
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