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Shared Resources

Radiation Medicine



This resource provides the opportunity for investigators to pursue an interactive approach to the determination of intrinsic radiation sensitivity. The conduct of radiation assays quantifying radiation sensitivity to ionizing radiation in vitro, as well as mathematical modeling of survival parameters are cornerstone services provided. As a corollary, the resource lends expertise to researchers studying the cell cycle control of DNA damage, and genomic instability induced by ionizing radiation both in vitro and in vivo.


Radiation Medicine Shared Resource Services

  • Irradiation of cells, cell lines, and feeder cells
  • Clonogenic survival studies
  • Whole or partial body irradiation of normal and tumor-bearing mice or rats
  • Stereotactic approaches to tumor control studies in mice/rats
  • Assistance with radiobiologic data interpretation, cell survival modeling (linear quandratic: n, Do), and radiation cell survival illustration

Sample instructions

  • Cells to be irradiated can be brought in tubes or dishes.
  • Mice need to be brought over in covered beakers. (One-liter size covered with aluminum foil works well). No cages, please! 3-4 mice per beaker can be irradiated.
  • Dose rate can be varied from .509 Gy/min. to 15.51 Gy./min.

Recharge Rates

​Item Code
Item Description
​Unit Cost
RM0001A Radiation Medicine (participating member) $ 75.91
RM0001BRadiation Medicine (associate member/ other UCSD faculty)$ 161.09
RM0001CRadiation Medicine (non-university$ 233.58


Operating Policies

Please contact Ida Franiak-Pietryga, PhD for more information.



Director: Andrew Sharabi, PhD
Phone: 858-822-6040

Contact: Ida Franiak-Pietryga, PhD

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center
3855 Health Sciences Drive, MC 0803
La Jolla, CA 92093-0803
Room B211