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).

Outreach to Colorado Rural Communities

Tin Tin Su will represent our lab and the University of Colorado in visiting rural Colorado communities in the summer of 2022. She is one of six faculty members selected for the Community Perspectives program. Organized by the Office for Outreach and Engagement at CU Boulder, we will visit and stay for three days in the towns of Pueblo, La Junta, Walsenberg and Trinidad and meet community members. We hope to get a better understanding of these areas and create future partnerships to meet the needs of the communities we visit. (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.