• Wilson
  • John Wilson, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor
  • P:  +1.804.828.7225
  • E:  wilsonjd@vcu.edu

Bio sketch and research interests: Dr. Wilson received a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1966. Upon graduation, he took a postdoctoral fellowship in the Laboratory of Radiation Biology at the University of Texas at Austin where he studied physicochemical mechanisms underlying cellular radiosensitivity. Dr. Wilson joined the MCV Department of Radiology in 1970 participating in NASA-funded research investigating the biological effects of simulated space radiations. Subsequently, he assisted in providing radiation biology support for an NIH fast neutron therapy trial conducted by the Division of Radiation Therapy at MCV. He also directed an NIH study to investigate the application of response surface methodology to problems involving the interactions of multiple chemical and physical genotoxic agents. Most recently, Dr. Wilson has completed a study involving the use of nanoparticles as delivery platforms for tumor imaging and therapy funded by the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer. His current research interests involve the investigation of fullerenes as radiation modifying agents and image-based dosimetry of radiolabeled nanoparticles in cancer therapy.