- Radiation Oncology
Tatjana Paunesku worked as Argonne employee at different positions between 1991 and 2002, when she moved to Northwestern University; she assumed her current position at Radiation Oncology Department in 2008. Her research topics include investigation of cellular and molecular effects of radiation, nanomaterials and other types of stress in biological systems from single cells to whole organisms. Through this work, she pursues development of anti-cancer, pro-cell death treatments as well as approaches to protect normal cells and tissues from harm. Her interests also include development and use of new research tools, especially those dependent on synchrotron X-rays.
In addition to research, Dr Paunesku is supervising and advising junior colleagues — postdocs, medical and graduate students and visiting scholars. Finally, she also teaches at the Northwestern University and is an Associate Editor of International Journal of Radiation Biology.