Dr. Amato J. Giaccia obtained his Ph.D. in Pathology/Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He is currently the Director of the MRC and CRUK funded Institute of Radiation Oncology at Oxford University in the UK. He is also Professor Emeritus at Stanford University.
At Stanford, he was Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Chair for Research & Director of the Division of Radiation & Cancer Biology in the Department of Radiation Oncology. In addition to this, he was the Director of Basic Science at the Stanford Cancer Institute and headed the Radiation Biology Program in Stanford’s Cancer Center. He was awarded an American Cancer Society Junior Faculty Research Award and the Michael Fry Award from the Radiation Research Society for his outstanding contributions on understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance promoted by the tumor microenvironment. Additionally, he was the recipient of the 2013 ASTRO Gold Medal.
In 2015, he was awarded an NIH R35 Outstanding Investigator Award and was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine. He co-authored the sixth, seventh & eighth editions of the textbook, “Radiation Biology for the Radiologist,” with Professor Eric Hall from Columbia. He also holds the “Jack, Lulu and Sam Willson Professorship in Cancer Biology” in the Stanford University School of Medicine.