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Janapriya “JP” Saha

Janapriya “JP” Saha

Degenerative Disease Discipline Lead, Space Radiation Element

Janapriya “JP” Saha received a doctorate in radiation biology from the Institute of Medical Radiation Biology, Medical School of University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, under the guidance of Prof. George Iliakis, the director. After graduating in 2011, Saha moved to the U.S. and joined Dr. Francis Cucinotta’s group at the Space Radiation Element. He moved to UT Southwestern Medical Center as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the guidance of Prof. David Chen in the Department of Radiation Oncology in 2014. He was promoted as a faculty instructor of the department in 2016. Saha joined SRAG at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston in July 2020.

Saha’s research focuses on ionizing radiation-induced DNA damage signaling, repair, and carcinogenesis, with a strong emphasis on the characterization of space radiation-induced biological effects and charged particle radiotherapy. He seeks expert opinions on scientific concepts while giving weight to innovative ideas and technologies. He looks forward to advancing scientific knowledge on the effects of space radiation by opening communication lines with both veteran experts and emerging scientists in the field.

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