Dr. Canman received her B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of Illinois in 1987 and Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology in 1992 from the University of Michigan. She then trained under the mentorship of Dr. Michael B. Kastan as a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University from 1993 - 1998. There she investigated signaling pathways induced by ionizing radiation and mediated by the Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated protein kinase. Dr. Canman then joined the faculty at St.
David G. Beer Ph.D. is Professor of Surgery and Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Michigan. He received a B.S. in biology in 1975 from Northeastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in biochemical pharmacology at University of Colorado at Boulder in 1984. Dr. Beer completed post-doctoral training in molecular oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1984 to 1987. In 1987 Dr. Beer became an Assistant Professor in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics at the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, KS.