The overall goal of the Tumor Microenvironment Laboratory, led by Dr. Kristina Young, is to investigate radiation effects on the tumor microenvironment and exploit these to enhance the local and systemic effects of radiotherapy. The lab is focused on pursuing interventions that have a translational application, with several investigator-initiated clinical trials based on data produced in the lab. The lab’s work has resulted in several peer reviewed publications, as well as research support including the Radiologic Society of North America Research Seed Grant, American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award, the Sidney Kimmel Foundation Translational Scholar Award, and a Susan G. Komen Career Catalyst Research Grant. Learn more.
Tumor Microenvironment Laboratory (pictured left to right):
Nathaniel Fox, research associate
Tomoko Yamazaki, Ph.D., scientist
Andrew Gunderson, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow
Kristina H. Young, M.D., Ph.D. assistant member