Dr. Kei S. Iwamoto, PhD
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Iwamoto was recruited as a professor at the UCLA Department of Radiation Oncology in 1999. He received his PhD from UCLA and subsequently worked for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in the Department of Radiobiology at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, a bi-national institution funded equally by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Japanese Ministry of Health and Welfare, in Hiroshima, Japan. Dr. Iwamoto has a broad background in both the physical and biological sciences with special focus on the interaction of ionizing radiation and cells. He also has extensive experience in radiobiology and the use of animal models for study of radiation oncology. He is currently the Director of the Radiation Oncology Animal Core.
Dr. Iwamoto’s Research Interests
Dr. Iwamoto is interested in biological mechanisms of low and high dose radiation response, especially in relation to carcinogenesis and radiation mitigation of normal tissues, and their exploitation in improvement of radiotherapy.