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About ASTRO

Brian Marples

Brian Marples

Science Council Vice-chair

University of Miami, Miami, Florida

Education

  • PhD, Radiation Biology, University College London, University of London, UK, 1991.
  • MSc, Radiation Biology and Physics, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, University of London, UK, 1987.

Postgraduate Education

  • Post-Doctoral Research, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK 1994-1996.
  • Post-Doctoral Research, British Columbia Cancer Research Centre, Vancouver, Canada 1991-1994.

Academic Appointments

  • Research Professor and Director of Radiobiology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida. 2016-present.
  • Radiobiologist, Department of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, 2005-2016.
  • Professor, Department of Biomedical Research, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Rochester Hills, MI 2011-2016.
  • Associate Professor, Radiation Biology Group, Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University & Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit, Michigan, 2001-2005.
  • Senior Scientist, Experimental Oncology, Gray Cancer Institute, Northwood, Middlesex, UK, 2000-2001.
  • Scientist, Experimental Oncology, Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, Manchester, UK, 1996-2000.

Service to ASTRO

  • Member, PRO Editor-in-Chief Selection Committee, 2019.
  • Member, Red Journal Editorial Board, 2014-Present.
  • Chair, Ex-Officio, Member, Science Council Steering Committee, 2016-Present.
  • Chair, Vice-chair, Science Education and Program Development Committee, 2016-2018.
  • Member, Annual Meeting Steering Committee, 2016-2018.
  • Member, Education Committee, 2012-2016.
  • Vice-chair, Science Education and Program Development Committee, 2013-2015.
  • Member, Annual Meeting Education Committee, 2011-2016.
  • Member, Translational Biology Task Force, 2011-2012.
  • Member, Annual Meeting – Education Sessions Subcommittee, 2010-2011.
  • Member, Radiation and Cancer Biology Committee, 2010-2014.
  • Co-Chair, Member, Radiobiology Practice Exam and Study Guide Task Force, 2011-2018.
  • Member, Research Grants Evaluation Subcommittee, 2008-2013.

Service to Other Oncology or Radiology Organizations

  • Member, American Board of Radiology (ABR) Radiation Oncology Biology Residents’ Board Certification Qualification Exam Committee, 2018-present.

  • Senior Editor, Biology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 2017-present.
  • Associate Senior Editor, Biology, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, 2014-2017.
  • Biology Chair American college of Radiology Radiation Oncology In-Training (TXIT) Examination, 2014-present.
  • Member, Membership Committee of the Radiation Research Society, 2008-2013.
  • Member, Education and Training Committee of the Radiation Research Society, 2009-2013.

Biographical Statement

Dr. Marples is a research professor and director of radiobiology of the Department of Radiation Oncology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. His laboratory research is funded by the NIH/NCI and multiple foundations, most recently the Live Like Bella Foundation, and he has received past funding from the Department of Defense. His research focuses on the mechanisms of radiation injury in the kidney, as well as low-dose radiation responses in tumors and normal tissues. Dr. Marples is the senior biology editor for the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics. He has demonstrated his commitment to the education and mentoring of Radiation Oncology residents by his service on the ACR TXiT in-service and ABR Board Certification Qualification Exam committees. His past service for ASTRO has included Education and Radiobiology Committees, Annual Meeting Program Development Committee and he most recently chaired the Science Education and Program Development Committee.