The research focus of my laboratory is to characterize the cause and extent of long-term musculoskeletal injuries caused by radiation therapy (RT).

As cancer survivorship improves, preventing late treatment-induced complications is becoming a great concern. Severe musculoskeletal complications are among the most frequent occurring and severe of these late complications.

Our group works with radiation oncologists, radiation physicists, and orthopaedic surgeons to develop cancer-treatment specific animal models, and test preventative measures that hopefully will translate to the clinic.