Howard Lieberman, PhD

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Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology (in the Center for Radiological Research)
  • Professor of Environmental Health Sciences


  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, 1977 Brooklyn College
  • PhD, 1982 Rutgers University

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Lay Advocate Program of Brooklyn College, 2007
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2006
NIH Research Career Development Award, 2005
Elliot Osserman Award, Israel Cancer Research Fund, for Distinguished Service, 2002
HOSA Distinguished Service Award - Health Occupations Students of America, 1993


My laboratory is devoted to understanding molecular aspects of radioresistance, chemoresistance and regulation of cell cycle progression in human, mouse and yeast cells. We are especially interested in understanding mechanisms of carcinogenesis and the basis for radiation-induced bystander effects; that is the phenomenon where cells neighboring those directly “hit” by radiation demonstrate phenotypes similar to irradiated cells. We focus on the role of the evolutionarily conserved, multifunctional gene called Rad9 in these processes.