Gayle Woloschak

Senior Institute Fellow

  • Radiation Oncology

Gayle E Woloschak


Radiation Oncology Department, Department of Radiology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

(At the APS working closely with collaborators from X-ray Science Division)

Gayle Woloschak came to Northwestern University in 2002 to continue her research in radiation biology and nanotechnology, accepting also numerous teaching commitments. Her engagement with X-ray fluorescent microscopy begun from the moment it was initiated at the Advanced Photon Source. Over the years, breath and depth of her expertise in these areas continued to expand and the numbers of her trainees grew to include many MS, PhD, MD and MD-PhD students and junior scientists from US and several other countries. Her laboratory curates the largest data and tissue archive from irradiated animal experiments conducted in the US between 1950s and 1990’s, while her efforts on development of high resolution X-ray fluorescent microscopy lead to development of the Bionanoprobe instrument at the APS.

At present, Dr Woloschak is a member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, International Council on Radiation Protection and US representative to The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR). She is on advisory boards and review panels of many national and international agencies, from NASA to EU Horizon2020; serves as associate editor for several journals and is the Editor in chief of International Journal of Radiation Biology.

Research Interests:

-radiation biology


-X-ray fluorescence microscopy

Gayle Woloschak