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Gabriel Sawakuchi

Gabriel Sawakuchi

Regular Member

Assistant Professor

[email protected]
MDA FCT6.5104 (Unit 94)

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Radiation Physics

We are a radiobiology laboratory interested in DNA repair research. Our goal is to develop strategies to sensitize tumors to radiation using DNA repair defects to induce direct radiosensitization or to enhance immunostimulation. We study the role of base excision repair, homologous recombination and non-homologous end-joining in the repair of DNA damage caused by different types of radiation including photons, protons and C-ions.

Examples of tutorial projects in my lab include:

  • Identifying biomarkers in pancreatic cancer based on DNA repair defects
  • BRCA1 mutation combined with proton therapy to enhance the immune response
  • The role of base excision repair on the response to particle therapy beam


MDACC Faculty

Sawakuchi Lab

Education & Training

PhD, Oklahoma State University, 2007

Research Opportunities


Faculty Development