Research Spotlight

The CRR research spotlight takes a closer look at some of the current research happening within the Center.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Sally Amundson

Dr. Sally Amundson is an Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and a faculty member focuses on the development of biodosimetry to detect, measure, and monitor radiation exposure.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Peter Grabham

Dr. Peter Grabham is one of the lead researchers at CRR. His laboratory investigates the effects of harmful agents like radiation on the human microvascular system.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Jingsong Yuan

Dr. Jingsong Yuan is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology in the Department of Radiation Oncology and at CRR. Dr. Yuan's laboratory mainly focuses on deciphering the underlying molecular mechanisms that result in genomic instability and tumorigenesis, specifically, on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying DNA replication stress response and homologous recombination (HR) DNA repair, the function of which is critical for preventing genomic instability and tumorigenesis.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Manuela Buonanno

Dr. Buonanno is an Associate Research Scientist at CRR and the Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF). One of her research interests focuses on characterizing the anti-microbial effectiveness of far-UVC light. The biological studies fall into two categories: Efficacy for killing bacteria and viruses, and safety after skin/eye exposure.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Younghyun Lee

Dr. Younghyun Lee is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at CRR. Her current research is investigating biomarkers for radiation exposure.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Jinhua Wu

Dr. Jinhua Wu is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the Center at CRR. Her current research is focused on interpreting the effects of environmental stressors, such as low dose radon exposure, in lung tissue carcinogenesis using the state-of-the-art accelerator based microbeam irradiator located at RARAF.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Yuan-Cho Lee

Dr. Yuan-Cho Lee is a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at CRR. His current research is investigating DNA damage signaling and searching for related novel proteins after radiation exposure.

Research Spotlight: Dr. Micaela Cunha

Dr. Micaela Cunha is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Radiological Research. She was awarded a fellowship by the NASA-funded Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) to work on developing biophysical models to assess the potential of drugs such as aspirin to reduce the risk of astronauts developing cancer after exposure to the harmful radiation environment in space.