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Dr. Amy Kronenberg

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Dr. Amy Kronenberg is a staff biophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research focuses on fundamental processes that may result in genomic change.  Her research has also addressed links between molecular mechanisms of DNA damage repair and programmed cell death.  For more than 25 years, she has led an effort to examine the biological effects of primary charged particles.  She has also contributed to the design and implementation of beam lines and support facilities to enable research with charged particles at ground-based accelerators.  Dr. Kronenberg has also explored the biological effects of neutrons produced by secondary interactions of charged particles with matter.  She has been involved in the NASA Space Radiation Summer School since its inception.  

Dr. Kronenberg received her ScD in Cancer Biology from the Harvard School of Public Health under the mentorship of Professor John B. Little.  She has served on review panels for a host of federal agencies and on international scientific review panels. She is a senior editor for Radiation Research and is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Radiation Research. Dr. Kronenberg has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.  She has also served as a member of the Committee on Aerospace Medicine and Medicine in Extreme Environments of the National Academy of Sciences.