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2023 AACR Annual Meeting

Dr. Emily Oakley (left) and Dr. Gal Shafirstein (right) presenting the laboratory research work at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2023, Orlando, Florida. 

Trainee educational awards

Sarah Chamberlin, PhD  

  • 2023 Recipient of Roswell Park's Excellence in Graduate Research Award 

Emily Oakley, PhD

  • 2021-2022 Recipient of University at Buffalo's Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award  
  • 2021 Recipient of Roswell Park's Excellence in Graduate Research Award  

Photodynamic Therapy Center 

In addition to his faculty roles, Dr. Shafirstein also is the director of clinical research at Roswell Park’s world-renowned PDT program. 

Two scientists working in a lab
Lawrence Tworek, BS, Senior Laser Engineer (front), and Gal Shafirstein DSc (back), Director of Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) Clinical Research, reviewing the proprietary light dosimetry system developed in Dr. Shafirstein's lab. The light dosimetry system is being used in preclinical and clinical research.
Two scientists working in a lab
Nathaniel Ivanick, MD, Director of Interventional Pulmonology (left), and Gal Shafirstein, DSc, Director of PDT Clinical Research (right), presenting a device used in an ongoing clinical trial in evaluating the safety and potential benefit of PDT in treating patients with airway obstructions.
The PDT Team at Roswell Park
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Runners getting ready for a race
Lab bonding at the Corporate Challenge in Buffalo, NY. Pictured from left to right: Sarah Chamberlain, Lindsey Carlsen, Zoe Yloniemi, and Emily Oakley.

Contact the Shafirstein Lab

Email: Gal.Shafirstein@RoswellPark.org  
Phone: 716-845-4025

Department of Cell Stress Biology 
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center 
Elm and Carlton Streets 
Buffalo, NY 14263