Ryan B. Jensen PhD

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Radiobiology & RadiotherapyPathology: ExPath | Therapeutic Radiology/Radiation Oncology: RadiobiologyRadiobiology and Radiotherapy

Research Interests

Cancer biology; DNA repair; BRCA2; DNA damage signaling; Genomic instability more...


  • B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1996
  • Ph.D., Yale University, 2004

Selected Publications

  • Jensen RB, Ozes A, Kim T, Estep A, Kowalczykowski SC. BRCA2 is epistatic to the RAD51 paralogs in response to DNA damage. DNA Repair (Amst). 2013 Feb 2. doi:pii: S1568-7864(13)00002-5.
  • Jensen RB, Carreira A, Kowalczykowski SC. Purified human BRCA2 stimulates RAD51-mediated recombination. Nature. 2010 Oct 7;467(7316):678-83.
  • Jensen R, Glazer PM. Cell-interdependent cisplatin killing by Ku/DNA-dependent protein kinase signaling transduced through gap junctions. Proc Natl Acad Sci U SA. 2004 Apr 20;101(16):6134-9. Epub 2004 Apr 6.



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