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Joann Balazs Sweasy, PhD

Ensign Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Professor of Genetics

Vice-Chair for Basic Research

Associate Director, Basic Science, Yale Cancer Center

Research Interests

DNA Repair; DNA Replication; Genetics; Mutagenesis; Radiation Oncology; Carcinogenesis

I am an expert in the genetics, cell biology, mutagenesis and biochemistry of DNA repair and cancer and have been funded continuously by the NIH since 1994.  A major focus of my laboratory is to understand how single nucleotide polymorphisms in DNA repair genes, including genes that function in homology directed repair (HDR), nonhomologous end-joining (NHEJ) and base excision repair (BER) in the germline and somatic tissues impact cancer risk and treatment. We have recently found that RAD51,...

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Khadijeh Alnajjar, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Therapeutic Radiology

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Ji Huang

Postdoctoral Associate

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Group Photo of Sweasy Lab Members

(From Left) Matthew Burak, Joann Sweasy, PhD, Khadijeh Alnajjar, PhD, Ji Huang, Katarina Wang, Tania Rahim, Mariam Mahmoud, Amrit Dhawn, Rithy Meas, Sreerupa Ray, PhD, Kaylyn Clairmont