• Radiation Institute for Science and Engineering


The Radiation Institute for Science and Engineering (RaISE) is a state-of-the-art laboratory established by the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI) to enhance the capabilities of radiation biology research at Prairie View A&M University.

Advances in radiation biology have several overarching benefits including the understanding of the space radiation environment for long duration human exploration missions, applications in radiation oncology, and cancer treatment with protons and heavy ions.

Research endeavors through RaISE will increase understanding of radiation particle damage at the cell and DNA levels by characterizing the radiation distribution through advanced micro-dosimetry detector systems and analyzing the cell structure for damage and repair with advanced super-resolution confocal microscopes.