Faculty Profiles: Eddy Yang, MD, PhD

Eddy Yang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


Research Interests:

“Many cancer therapies attack cellular DNA to cause DNA damage. The DNA double strand break (DSB) is the most critical form of DNA damage that induces both normal and cancer cell death if left unrepaired. My research interests involve the targeting of DNA repair pathways to enhance the therapeutic ratio. We aim to discover novel strategies to augment DNA repair pathways to specifically protect normal cells from DNA damage while reducing DNA repair capacity to convert cancer cells to become more susceptible to DNA damaging agents. Ultimately, we hope to translate our work into the clinic to differentially treat cancer while sparing normal cells to maintain quality of life.”

Contact:

Nicky Harris
Phone (205) 934-5670
Email: nsharris@uabmc.edu

Hazelrig-Salter Radiation Oncology Center
1700 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35249
Education and Postdoctoral Training:
  • Brachytherapy Fellowship - Seattle Prostate Institute 2010
  • B.A.-Biology, Johns Hopkins University, 1996
  • Ph.D.-University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2003
  • M.D.-University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2005
  • Internship-Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL 2006
  • Residency-Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 2010


Publications
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Awards / Honors:

  • Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research Grant 2011-2013
  • Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research Grant 2011-2014
  • UAB CCTS/COCD Translational Science Pilot Grant 2011
  • UAB Breast SPORE Career Development Award 2010
  • Department of Defense (DOD) Physician Research Training Award 2010-2013
  • American Brachytherapy Society Seattle Prostate Brachytherapy Fellowship Award 2010
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Roentgen Resident Research Award 2009
  • NIH LRP Award Recipient 2008
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO) Research Resident Seed Grant 2008
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation Grant 2008
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation Grant 2007
  • Chair Fund Recipient, Gordon Research Conference: Understanding the DNA Damage Response to Optimize Radiation Therapy 2007
  • American Board of Radiology B. Leonard Holman Research Pathway 2006-2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Fraternity 2005
  • Award of Academic Merit, University of Miami School of Medicine 2003
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NIEHS 2000–2005
  • Florida Medical Scholar 1999
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, NIH/NCBI 1996
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1996
  • Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) Research & Education Foundation Grant 2007
  • Deans’ List every semester, Johns Hopkins University 1993–1996