Marjan Boerma is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Division of Radiation Health, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, USA. She obtained her M.S. degree in cellular biology and her Ph.D. degree in radiation biology in the Netherlands. Her research focuses on elucidating biological mechanisms of radiation-induced heart disease, a common and potentially severe late side of radiation therapy to the chest. This research uses preclinical research models, cell cultures, and histological and molecular approaches to identify basic mechanisms of radiation-induced heart disease and to test potential intervention strategies.
Biography Updated on 15 August 2012