Education

Graduate School
Stanford University (2007), Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)
Internship
Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2008), Internal Medicine
Residency
Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital/Massachusetts General Hospital (2012), Radiation Oncology

Research Interest

  • Cancer imaging
  • Cancer therapeutics
  • Kinase biology and inhibitor development
  • RAS biology and inhibitor development
  • Stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Structural biology
  • Use of technology to improve cancer care

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Covalent Guanosine Mimetic Inhibitors of G12C KRAS.
Xiong Y, Lu J, Hunter J, Li L, Scott D, Choi HG, Lim SM, Manandhar A, Gondi S, Sim T, Westover KD, Gray NS ACS Med Chem Lett 2017 Jan 8 1 61-66
Structure-guided development of covalent TAK1 inhibitors.
Tan L, Gurbani D, Weisberg EL, Hunter JC, Li L, Jones DS, Ficarro SB, Mowafy S, Tam CP, Rao S, Du G, Griffin JD, Sorger PK, Marto JA, Westover KD, Gray NS Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2016 Dec
Studies of TAK1-centered polypharmacology with novel covalent TAK1 inhibitors.
Tan L, Gurbani D, Weisberg EL, Jones DS, Rao S, Singer WD, Bernard FM, Mowafy S, Jenney A, Du G, Nonami A, Griffin JD, Lauffenburger DA, Westover KD, Sorger PK, Gray NS Bioorg. Med. Chem. 2016 Dec
Structural and Biochemical Analyses Reveal the Mechanism of Glutathione S-Transferase Pi 1 Inhibition by the Anti-cancer Compound Piperlongumine.
Harshbarger W, Gondi S, Ficarro SB, Hunter J, Udayakumar D, Gurbani D, Singer W, Liu Y, Li L, Marto JA, Westover KD J. Biol. Chem. 2016 Nov
Structural dynamics in Ras and related proteins upon nucleotide switching.
Harrison RA, Lu J, Carrasco M, Hunter J, Manandhar A, Gondi S, Westover KD, Engen JR J. Mol. Biol. 2016 Oct
Rationale for RAS mutation-tailored therapies.
Montalvo SK, Li L, Westover KD Future Oncol 2016 Oct

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Liver. In Human Radiation Injury

Shrieve D, Loeffler J, et al (2010). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Radiation. In Pocket Neurology

Westover MB, Choi E, Awad K (2010). Philadelphia, PA, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Honors & Awards

  • V Scholar
    (2014-2016)
  • CPRIT Scholar
    (2012-2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology