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  • Neeladrisingha Das

    Neeladrisingha Das

    Postdoctoral Scholar, Radiation Physics

    BioNeel is a postdoc fellow in the Pratx lab at Stanford University. He is currently working on the role of radiotherapy in cancer cell death and the various mechanism involved in radio-induced cell death. Neel comes from a very small town in Odisha, India (Athgarh) and had schooling in his hometown. He had a keen interest in animal biology and started his B.S in Zoology at Gopabandhu Science College, Athgarh. Later he did his M.S in Zoology from Sambalpur University, Odisha, India. He carried out his doctoral studies at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in the lab of Prof. Partha Roy. His main study was on the anti-cancer activity of various natural-based products and their mechanism of action. Neel is a trained cell and molecular biologist. His research interest includes- Cancer cell death mechanisms and developing therapeutics for cancer stem cells and metastasis.

  • Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD

    Maximilian Diehn, MD, PhD

    Jack, Lulu, and Sam Willson Professor and Professor of Radiation Oncology (Radiation Therapy)

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsMy laboratory focuses on two main areas: 1) cancer stem cell biology and 2) novel biomarkers for identifying the presence of malignant cells (diagnostic), predicting outcome (prognostic), and predicting response to therapy (predictive). Areas of study include cancers of the lung, breast, and gastrointestinal system. Clinically I specialize in the treatment of lung cancer and applications of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy and perform both prospective and retrospective clinical studies.

  • Sarah S. Donaldson, MD

    Sarah S. Donaldson, MD

    Catharine and Howard Avery Professor in the School of Medicine, Emerita

    Current Research and Scholarly InterestsCombined Modality Treatment of Cancer
    Late Effects of Treatment
    Genetic Effects of Cancer
    Rhabdomyosarcoma
    Hodgkins Disease
    Pediatric Radiation Oncolgy
    Pediatric Oncolgy
    Breast Cancer
    Conformal Radiotherapy/IMRT
    Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases

  • Michael Louis Dworkin

    Michael Louis Dworkin

    Affiliate, Dean's Office Operations - Dean Other
    Resident in Radiation Oncology - Radiation Therapy

    BioDr. Dworkin graduated from The Ohio State University in 2012, where he studied mathematics and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. There, he developed a research interest in systems biology and oncology and won a Pelotonia Undergraduate Cancer Research Fellowship. He received his MD from Duke University School of Medicine in 2018. During medical school, he developed an interest in radiation oncology and researched psuedoprogression in patients with low-grade gliomas treated with proton radiotherapy. He completed a preliminary internal medicine internship at University of Kentucky in 2019. Currently, he is a resident physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Stanford. His work at Stanford has led to several abstracts and a first-authored publication on the use of a radiotherapy boost in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant. He is interested in a career in academic radiation oncology focused on the development and implementation of radiobiologically informed and innovative radiotherapy treatment approaches and technologies that aim to deliver effective treatment while minimizing burden to patients with cancer.