Joanne Barnes Weidhaas MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Breast Cancer Program | Gynecologic Oncology Program | Radiobiology & Radiotherapy

Center for RNA Science and Medicine, Yale

Therapeutic Radiology: Breast Cancer Service | Radiobiology

Radiobiology and Radiotherapy

Research Interests

MicroRNAs; Genetics; Radiation and chemotherapy resistance

Clinical Interests

Breast Cancer; Partial Breast Irradiation (PBI); Gynecological Cancer; Cervical Cancer


  • B.S., Yale University , 1990
  • M.D./Ph.D., Tufts University School of Medicine , 1999

Selected Publication

  • Kato M, Paranjape T, Ullrich R, Nallur S, Gillespie E, Keane K, Esquela-Kerscher A, Weidhaas JB, Slack FJ. The mir-34 microRNA is required for the DNA damage response in vivo in C. elegans and in vitro in human breast cancer cells. Oncogene. 2009 Jun 2528(25):2419-24. Epub 2009 May 4.

Latest Honor and Recognition

  • Radiation Research Society/International Congress of Radiation Research(2003) , Student Travel Award
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