Understanding Radiation Sensitivity

Our goal is to understand how cells, tissues and organisms survive exposure to high energy radiation such as X-rays. We are identifying and studying genes and chemical molecules that modulate the effects of radiation. Chemicals that modulate the effect of radiation have the potential to improve radiation therapy of cancer. We use Drosophila melanogaster_ fruit fly _ in our studies because it is a good model for human biology (Read more about this).

See also:

  • Tin Tin Su's faculty page on the departmental website

  • translating basic research findings in Drosophila into better therapies for human disease at SuviCa, Inc.