Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Division of Radiation Health
Marjan Boerma received her PhD in radiation biology from Leiden University, the Netherlands in 2004 and followed this with a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). She is currently a professor and the director of the Division of Radiation Health at UAMS. Her research interest is in normal tissue injury from ionizing radiation, specifically in the cardiovascular system. Her laboratory uses animal models that address whole-body radiation exposure due to radiological accidents, cardiac side effects of radiation therapy, and cardiovascular effects of low- and high-linear energy transfer radiation to mimic exposures during deep-space travel. She has co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in this area, and her research funding has been provided by NIH, NASA and other federal and private funding sources.
- Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, John W. Seawright, Francis J. Antonawich, Merrill Garnett, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Marjan Boerma. Late administration of a palladium lipoic acid complex (POLY-MVA) modifies cardiac mitochondria but not functional or structural manifestations of radiation-induced heart disease in a rat model. Radiation Research 2017, 187: 361-366. [PMID: 28231026]
- Vijayalakshmi Sridharan*, John W Seawright*, Reid D Landes, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Catherine M Davis, Xiao-Wen Mao, Sharda P Singh, Xin Zhang, Gregory A Nelson, Marjan Boerma. Effects of single-dose protons or oxygen ions on function and structure of the cardiovascular system in male Long Evans rats. Life Sciences in Space Research 2020; 26: 62-68. *These authors made equal contributions. [PMID: 32718688]
- Vijayalakshmi Sridharan, Kristin A. Johnson, Reid D. Landes, Maohua Cao, Preeti Singh, Gail Wagoner, Abdallah Hayar, Emily D. Sprick, Kayla A. Eveld, Anusha Bhattacharyya, Kimberly J. Krager, Nukhet Aykin-Burns, Hartmut Weiler, Jose A. Fernández, John H. Griffin, Marjan Boerma. Sex-dependent effects of genetic upregulation of activated protein C on delayed effects of acute radiation exposure in the mouse heart, small intestine, and skin. PLoS One 2021; 16: e0252142. [PMID: 34029348]
Complete list of publications: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/myncbi/marjan.boerma.1/bibliography/40542188/public/?sort=date&direction=ascending