I am a research scientist that joined the faculty in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences (RMAS) at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in December 2019. My research focuses on translational programs in cancer genomics. In 2019, I was awarded a Tempus grant to study patient genomics for prostate cancer. With this funding, I generated a rich genomics database that can be utilized by various translational research teams. I identified new targets for diagnostic and therapeutic development and a UCSD patent has been filed. I facilitated patient-research teams to develop new interactive approaches for cancer research. I am currently collaborating with my fellow RMAS faculty members to identify radiation therapy (RT) biomarkers of response to address an unmet need in HNSCC cancer treatment. My research is well aligned with translational objectives for RT diagnostics, and development of new algorithms to integrate radiogenomics in successful clinical treatment. I have broad translational experience serving as Director of Industry Relations at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. I have lead the translational efforts to integrate UCSD innovation with private entities for therapeutic and diagnostic development.