Dr. DeWeese is professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences at Johns Hopkins University. He sees and treats men with prostate cancer and actively conducts therapeutic and non-therapeutic clinical trials for these patients. His laboratory research has been funded by the NIH, Department of Defense and multiple foundations and focuses on the identification of genetic mechanisms of radiation response as well as the development of novel radiation sensitizers. Dr. DeWeese is a senior member of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins and sits on its advisory board. He also serves on the cancer center advisory boards of several prominent cancer centers and as ad hoc advisor for scientific research programs and radiation oncology departments at several large academic medical centers. He has directly mentored more than 30 students and post-doctoral trainees in his lab, many of whom have gone on to productive academic careers in the United States and Europe. Dr. DeWeese is passionately dedicated to advancing and supporting research that is important to radiation oncology. In particular, he believes research that has translational potential and that promotes collaboration with other oncologic specialties is an important future for our field. Finally, he is an advocate for the education of both trainees and radiation oncologists and scientists of all levels. Serving as chairman of the ASTRO Annual Scientific Meeting for three years as well as a member of the Annual Meeting planning committee of both ASCO and AACR, he has demonstrated his commitment to developing contemporary, expansive and inclusive educational programs that are scientifically rigorous and that promote the research being done in radiation oncology, radiobiology and medical physics.