Susan Braunhut

Susan J. Braunhut, Biological Sciences, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, Center For Irish Partnerships

Susan J. Braunhut, Biological Sciences, Biocheminformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Nanomanufacturing Center for Excellence, Center For Irish Partnerships

Professor
Phone:
978-934-2876
Office:
Olsen 415B

Expertise

Tissue Regeneration; Ionizing Radiation Therapy for Human Cancer; Hyperthermia; Breast Cancer; Vascular Biology; Extracellular Matrix

Research Interest

Scientists in my laboratory are devising new technologies to allow the rapid diagnosis of cancer and assess the risk of metastasis. In addition, we are testing new approaches to treatment of cancer using chemotherapeutic agents, ionizing radiation and hyperthermia. We are currently developing methods that will assist oncologists in predicting whether or not a particular cancer will respond to a given therapy. Using the tools of cell culture, biochemistry and immunology we are searching for new therapies that will shut-down blood supply to tumors or trigger apoptosis, programmed cell death, of tumor cells taken from patients or experimental animals.

Educational Background

B.A., Physiological Psychology, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, 1974
M.A., Physiological Psychology, Hartford University, Hartford CT, 1977
M.A., Pathobiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1980 
Ph.D., Pathobiology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1982

Biosketch

Dr. Braunhut is a Professor and Graduate Co-ordinator in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She and her research team focus on improving the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, limb restoration and regeneration, and counter-terrorism biosensors in SusanBraunhut's Lab.


1977–1982 
Laboratory of the late Sol Spiegelman – Graduate Research Asst.- Institute of Cancer
Research and Pediatric Pathology -Armand Hammer Cancer Research Institute – Columbia University

1982–1985       
Laboratory of Anthony Bellve’ - Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology and Biophysics- Harvard Medical School

1985-1987        
Laboratory of Patricia D'Amore - Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Surgical Research- Director, Dr. Judah M. Folkman
The Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School