Dinesh Thotala, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

Dr. Thotala is an Assistant professor in the Cancer Biology Division of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Thotala received his Ph.D. from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bengaluru, India.  Dr. Thotala did his Post-doctoral training with Dr. Umesh Varshney, Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru from 1998-2001, Dr. Ayyavoo Velpandi, University of Pittsburgh from 2001-2003, and Dr. Dennis Hallahan, Vanderbilt University from 2003-2009. His research interests lie in experimental therapeutics, specifically in improving radio therapeutic treatment.  Two major areas of his research include targeted therapy using peptides and/or antibodies against radiation inducible antigens and using novel strategies to prevent or protect normal tissues or cells from radiation damage.