William H. McBride, PhD, DSc
Professor, Radiation Oncology
Dr. McBride was recruited to UCLA as a Professor of Radiation Oncology in 1984. He had previously been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Bacteriology at the University of Edinburgh Medical School in Scotland (1982-84) and a Project Investigator in the Department of Radiotherapy and Experimental Radiotherapy at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. In 1987, he received his DSc from the University of Edinburgh. He is currently an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and recently completed his 21-year term as DMCO Director in 2014. Dr. McBride is an expert in normal tissue and cancer radiobiology with an interest in tumor immunology. He has published extensively in this field, has been successful in receiving many grants in these areas, and is the co-leader of the UCLA Center for Medical Countermeasures Against Radiation (CMCR), a NIAID supported program focused on radiation mitigation research. Additionally, Dr. McBride has been an instructor and organizer for the Biomedical Physics Graduate Program over the past 26 years and has supervised over 60 students on various research projects.
Dr. McBride’s Research Interests
Dr. William McBride studies the effects of radiation on degradation of proteins and its implications in terms of the development of tumor immunity. Publications