Researcher’s Profile

Howard Lieberman, PhD

Research Statement: 

My laboratory is devoted to understanding molecular aspects of radioresistance, chemoresistance and regulation of cell cycle progression in human, mouse and yeast cells. We are especially interested in understanding mechanisms of carcinogenesis and the basis for radiation-induced bystander effects; that is the phenomenon where cells neighboring those directly “hit” by radiation demonstrate phenotypes similar to irradiated cells. We focus on the role of the evolutionarily conserved, multifunctional gene called Rad9 in these processes.