Meet Our Lab Members

 

 

Sunil Krishnan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor
John E. and Dorothy J. Harris Professor
Director, Center for Radiation Oncology Research
Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology

Education:
MBBS (1993, Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India)

 

 

Parmeswaran Diagaradjane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Radiation Oncology - Research

Education:
PhD (2003, Medical Physics, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)
MS (1994, Medical Physics, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)

Research Interests:

Nanoparticles in Radiation Oncology
Molecular imaging
Laser applications in medicine and biology

Contact: parmesh@mdanderson.org

 

 

Shanta Raj Bhattarai, Ph.D.

Instructor
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:

PhD (2007, Bionanosystem Engineering, CBNU, Jeonju, Korea)
MSc (2003, Bioprocess Engineering, CBNU, Jeonju, Korea)

Research Interests:

Nano Carriers/Nano Diagnostics
Theranostic Nano Formulations
Transnational Cancer Nanomedicine

Contact:
 sbhattarai@mdanderson.org


 

Pankaj Kumar Singh, Ph.D.

Instructor
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
PhD (2008, Biotechnology, Jamia Hamdard University, India)
MS (2002, Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology (Roorkee), India)

Research Interests:
Radiation countermeasures  
Radiation Dose Enhancement for Cancer Therapy

Contact: 
Email: pksingh@mdanderson.org
Phone: 713-745-5261

Jillian Rebecca Gunther, M.D., Ph.D.

Resident
Department of Radiation Oncology

Education:
MD/PhD (2012, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL)
PhD (2009, Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, IL )

Research Interests:
Translational cancer research
Imaging biomarkers

Contact: jgunther@mdanderson.org

 

Awalpreet Singh Chadha, M.D.

Research Assistant II
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
MD (2014, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India)

Research Interests:
Translational cancer research
Cancer immunotherapy

Contact: aschadha@mdanderson.org

Xiaolin Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Visiting Scientist
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
MD/PhD (2009, Clinical Oncology, Nanjing Medical University, China)
MS (2005, Pharmacology, Nanjing Medical University, China)

Research Interests:
Nanodrug Delivery
Gastroenterology Oncology
Herbal Medicine

Contact: xli17@mdanderson.org

Huae Xu, M.D., Ph.D.

Visiting Scientist
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
MD/PhD (Respiratory Medicine, Nanjing Medical University, China)
MS (2005, Pharmacology, Nanjing Medical University, China)

Research Interests:
Nanodrug Delivery
Gastroenterology Oncology
Herbal Medicine

Contact: hxu2@mdanderson.org

Maureen Aliru, B.S.

Graduate Research Assistant 
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
MD/PhD Candidate (Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Houston, Texas)
BS (Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas)

Research Interests:
Translational Nanotechnology
Cancer Immunotherapy
Biomedical Engineering

Contact: maliru@mdanderson.org

 

Allison Khoo, B.S.

Research Medical Student
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:

MD (2018, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas)
BS (2013, Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina)

Research Interests:

Interventional Oncology 
Radiobiology 
Radiosensitization

Contact:
 AKhoo@mdanderson.org

 

Monica Bodd

College Student
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
BA (2018, Rice University, Houston, Texas)

Research Interests:
Metallic nanoparticles
Oncoimmunology  

Contact: mhbodd@mdanderson.org

Kathryn Aziz, B.A.

Sr Research Assistant
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
BA (2005, Animal Behavior, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas)

Research Interests:
Animal Behavior 
Environmental Enrichment  

Contact: KEHodges@mdanderson.org

Rikke Yding Brogaard, M.Sc

Visiting Graduate Student
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
PhD Candidate (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
M.Sc. (2013 Pharmaceutical Design and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)

Research Interests:
Nanomedicine
Chemoradiotherapy
Radiosensitization 

Contact: rybrogaard@mdanderson.org

 

Khaled Habiba, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology

Education:
PhD (2015, Chemical Physics, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, PR)
BS (2008, Nuclear Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt)

Research Interests:
Theranostic Nanoparticles
Drug Delivery
Translational Nanotechnology

Contact: KHabiba@mdanderson.org

Contact Us

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd, Unit #066
Houston, TX 77030

Location: Y6.6071
Lab phone: 713-745-5260