Behnaz Behmand

Research Associate
Ph.D. in Radiation Sciences and Biomedical Imaging
Radiobiology and Microdosimetry

Bio

Dr. Behnaz Behmand graduated with a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran. She obtained her M.Sc. in Condensed Matter Physics as well as her Ph.D. in Radiation Sciences and Biomedical Imaging from Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Canada. During her Ph.D. she developed interest in the mechanism by which platinum-based chemotherapy agents sensitize DNA due to the indirect effects of ionizing radiation. In 2017, she joined the Laboratory of Interactions, Dynamics and Laser (LIDYL) at French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay, France; where she studied radical species of tetramolecular G-quadruplexes, resulting from photo-ionization using nanosecond transient absorption. In 2019, she joined Dr. Shirin Abbasinejad Enger’s lab as a postodoctoral fellow followed by a Research Associate position.

Current Projects

Dr. Behnaz Behmand is investigating the correlation between induction of DNA double strand breaks and size of the cell nuclei, DNA content and chromatin compaction in different cancer cell lines following irradiation with different radiation qualities. Results from her studies will be used to develop computational models and predict radiation induced damage, which will help us understand which patients will benefit from radiotherapy treatments with a certain radiation quality.

2021

Behmand, Behnaz; Evans, Michael D. C.; Kamio, Yuji; Enger, Shirin A.

Correlation between Radiation-induced Foci from 192Ir Brachytherapy and Tumor Nuclei Size Presentation

World Congress of Brachytherapy (WCB) - Online, 06.05.2021.

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2020

Behmand, Behnaz; Kamio, Yuji; Evans, Michael D. C.; Enger, Shirin A.

Correlation Between Radiation-Induced Foci and Tumor Nuclei Size Distribution Presentation

AAPM | COMP Virtual Meeting, 12.07.2020.

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