Member Biography


Catherine R Sears, M.D.

Catherine Sears, M.D.

980 W Walnut St
R3 C400
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-7578

Research Program Membership

Full member:

Assistant Research Professor
Department of Medicine
IU School of Medicine

Dr. Sears's research interests include:

My research goals involve investigating the impact of DNA damage and repair on the pathogenesis and treatment response of lung cancer. My training in pulmonary and critical care medicine gives me a unique perspective on the burden of lung cancer, particularly in smokers. My current research focuses on the role of DNA damage response pathways in the development of smoking-related lung cancer and in the sensitization of non-small cell lung cancer cells to combination treatment with cisplatin and ionizing radiation, focusing on exploiting involved DNA repair pathways in order to optimize chemo-sensitization and to predict response to chemoradiation in non-small cell lung cancer.

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Fellowship - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 2012

Residency - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2008

M.D. - Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 2005