Principal Investigator

Abhijit A. Patel, PhDAbhi Patel is a physician-scientist with clinical expertise in radiation oncology and a scientific background in nucleic acid biochemistry.  He grew up in Toronto, Canada and came to Yale as an undergraduate.  He obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry, studying thermodynamic aspects of organic crystal formation with Professor J. Michael McBride.  He then entered Yale’s M.D./Ph.D. program and conducted graduate research in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, studying mechanisms of RNA splicing under the mentorship of Professor Joan A. Steitz.  He completed a medical internship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and then completed residency training in radiation oncology at Harvard.  During residency, he performed research in the laboratory of Professor Jack W. Szostak, developing methods to enable in vivo selection of nucleic acid aptamers targeted to tumor vasculature.  He returned to Yale as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology, where he maintains an active clinical practice and leads translational research efforts in his laboratory.

Lab Photo

Lab Members

Azeet Narayan

Azeet Narayan

Associate Research Scientist
Jimmitti Teysir

Jimmitti Teysir

Postgraduate Associate
Sameer Nath

Sameer Nath

Assistant Professor

Adam Kole

Adam Kole

Radiation Oncology Resident
Jayanth Krishnan

Jayanth Krishnan

Postgraduate Associate
Charles Rutter

Charles Rutter

Radiation Oncology Resident

Nirisha Commodore

Nirisha Commodore

Undergraduate Student
Suzanne Miranda

Suzanne Miranda

Senior Administrative Assistant
Bettina Harris

Bettina Harris

Senior Administrative Assistant

Alumni

  • Ananth Bommakanti, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Angela Lee, Postgraduate Associate
  • Roxanne Nemati, Postgraduate Associate
  • Shrilekha Maddika, Research Assistant
  • Edward James, Medical Oncology Fellow
  • Neil Vasan, MD/PhD Student