Janice Pluth

Janice Pluth

Professor

Department(s)
Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences
Office
BHS 348
Mail Code
3037
Phone
702-895-3156
Fax
702-895-4819

Biography

Associate Professor Janice Pluth joined the Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences department during fall 2017 and teaches Radiation Biology within the undergraduate program.

Dr. Pluth’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that contribute to the etiology of radiation-induced mammary carcinogenesis. She has a career-long interest in repair of DNA double-strand breaks, the most damaging lesion induced by radiation. Her work elucidates the proteins, pathways, and networks critical for the damage response. Her undergraduate training was in microbiology at the University of Minnesota, she earned her Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics at the University of Vermont, and completed postdoctoral training at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and Stanford.

Dr. Pluth is on Council for the Radiation Research Society, and is secretary of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society.