Howard Lieberman, PhD

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Overview

Academic Appointments

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

Gender

  • Male

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BS, Brooklyn College
  • PhD, 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

Research

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.  

Grants

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN PROBABILISTIC LOW-D (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - Jun 30 2019

CANCER CENTER SUPPORT GRANT (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2014 - Jun 30 2019

MECHANISMS OF RADIORESISTANCE AND CELL CYCLE PROGRESSION (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2012 - Jun 30 2018

RADIATION BYSTANDER EFFECTS: MECHANISMS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2010 - Jun 30 2017

RADIATION BYSTANDER EFFECTS: MECHANISMS (Federal Gov)

Feb 1 2000 - Jun 30 2015

THE MRAD9 RADIORESISTANCE GENE (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2000 - Mar 31 2014

MECHANISMS OF OCULAR CATARACTS (Federal Gov)

Oct 1 2005 - Sep 30 2011

RAD9-BASED MOUSE MODEL OF PROSTATE CARCINOGENESIS (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2009 - Jun 30 2011

VARIBLE DOSE RATE X-RAY IRRADITOR (Federal Gov)

Feb 18 2010 - Feb 17 2011