Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology Ph.D. Track

The Cell Stress and Biophysical Oncology Track provides a unique multidisciplinary training and research environment, which is built on synergy between biophysicists, chemists, engineers, molecular biologists and physicians. The Track welcomes students with diverse academic backgrounds (biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, etc.) and encourages collaboration between academic, clinical and industrial scientists. In addition to mentored research, the Track offers stimulating course work, seminars with presentations by trainees and invited speakers, and various informal scientific and social events. 

Current research areas include:

•     Biochemical and genetic investigation of stress-response pathways in normal and cancer cells.

•     In vivo and in vitro imaging technologies.

•     Photodynamic therapy and photobiology.

•     Molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis.

•     Discovery of anti-cancer drugs.

•     Radiation biology and medical physics.

•     Molecular mechanisms of longevity and ageing.

•     Membrane biophysics.

•     Drug delivery and pharmacodynamics.

•     Metabonomics/metabolomics and proteomics.

•     Structural biology.

Additional information about our research can be found on our individual faculty pages


The application deadline for fall 2018 admission has passed.  The next opportunity to apply for doctoral study at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center will be for fall 2019, and the application deadline will be January 5, 2019.

Students who wish to apply after the January 5 deadline must contact the program director before submitting an application.