Somya Kapoor, PhD

Somya joins our radiochemistry and pharmacology team with her extensive experience in developing in vitro assays to explore the mechanisms of action of targeted drugs in cancer cells. Following studying chemistry for her BSc and organic chemistry for her MSc in Delhi, Somya moved to Iowa to specialize in radiobiology for her PhD studies in the distinguished laboratory of Michael Schultz. During her PhD and post-doctoral work, Somya has identified new cancer cell targets, new vectors to deliver therapeutic agents to tumors, and novel methods to detect and measure the effects of radiation on previously radiation-resistant cancer cells.