The Radiobiology Division (formerly Radiobiology Laboratory) is entering its 58th year of continuous operation and funding. The laboratory was established by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in 1950 under an agreement with the University of Utah and has been continuous funded by the AEC and later the Department of Energy. The Division is a multi-disciplinary organization with 10 faculty members and about 30 employees and students. The Division currently has programs in bone biology, organo-metallic chemistry, radiation cancer epidemiology, radiation physics, biodosimetry, retrospective dosimetry, and cell and molecular biology. The Division also has the Utah Center of Excellence in Biomolecular Technologies, a center that is developing novel separation technologies for molecules, chromosomes and genes. Some of the capabilities of the laboratory include thermoluminescence dosimetry, electron paramagnetic resonance, neutron-induced and fission track technologies, whole body gamma counting, quantitative computer tomography for small animals, whole body counting, dual x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), skeletal histomorphometry, image analyses and cell and molecular separation. Laboratories include physics, synthetic chemistry, dosimetry, radiochemistry, bone biology, cell biology, tissue culture and molecular biology. Research sponsors include the U.S. Departments of Energy and Defense, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture and numerous corporations and private foundations. The international programs in Radiobiology involve foreign governments of Japan, Russia, Belarussia, Ukraine, China, Marshall Islands and members of the European Community (EC).
Preclinical testing for Osteoporosis Pregnancy/Lactation and Mineral Metabolism Effects of Soy Protein on Skeletal Metabolism Mayak (Russian) Worker Dose Reconstruction Techa River (Russia) Population Health Studies Hiroshima Neutron Dose Reconstruction Dose Assessment at the Paducah Gaseos Diffusion Plant Plutonium Biokinetics Internal emitters, health consequences Chelation research Phytoestrogens Microgravity Plutonium Biokinetics Neutron-induction technologies Mechanical loading, excercise and skeletal physiology
Mineralized Tissue and Implant Preparation Histomorphometry Image Analysis Densitometry and Body Composition Electron Microscopy Whole Body Counter Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Molecular Biology