EDLL 2009 - Radiation Biology Principles for Medicine: Principles of Radiation Protection

  • Noncredit

Radiation risk assissment and protection; risk versus benefit associated with environmental and medical exposures.
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Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Textbook and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.

Optional

  • Radiobiology for the Radiologist, 7th Ed. (2012)
    Hall, Eric J. and Giaccia, Amato J.

Instructors

Susan Bailey

(970) 491-2944 | susan.bailey@colostate.edu

Dr. Bailey is a professor and a cancer molecular biologist in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS). Her current research program, funded primarily by NASA, focuses on the role of chromosomes and telomeres (the ends of chromosomes) in cancer and other human disease states (e.g., cardiovascular disease). Studies focus on interactions between telomeres and DNA repair, with the ultimate goal of shedding light on a key issue in these increasingly overlapping fields—how cells distinguish between natural chromosomal termini and broken DNA ends. Such studies also impact investigation of telomere length maintenance by telomerase as an informative biomarker of biological aging, and therefore disease risk, which is influenced by a variety of lifestyle factors, including stress (e.g., nutritional, psychological, physical) and environmental exposures (e.g., UV and ionizing radiations).

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