The DaCosta Lab congratulates Dr. Timothy Samuel for successfully defending his PhD on May 2, 2023! His PhD thesis, entitled “In Vivo Effects of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy on the Pancreatic Tumor Microenvironment,” focuses on improving our understanding of how different elements of the pancreatic tumor microenvironment (e.g., tumor cells, blood vessels, oxygenation and collagen structures) respond to high-dose radiotherapy. This work provides both important preclinical research methodologies and scientific findings that can help broaden the capacity for pancreatic cancer research and move the field forward. In addition to studying pancreatic cancer, Tim has led several collaborations (both within and between institutions) to help expand the intravital imaging capabilities of other labs.
We wish Tim the best of luck as he moves to the next step of his career as a Consultant for McKinsey & Company.