Other Post Graduate Training
Stanford University (2007)
Graduate School
Stanford University (2007), Medical Scientist Training Program
Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)
Harvard/Brigham and Women's Hospital (2008), Internal Medicine
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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Restoration of mutant K-Ras repressed miR-199b inhibits K-Ras mutant non-small cell lung cancer progression.
Jin H, Jang Y, Cheng N, Li Q, Cui PF, Zhou ZW, Jiang HL, Cho MH, Westover KD, Tan QY, Xu CX, J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res. 2019 Apr 38 1 165
Development of a Selective CDK7 Covalent Inhibitor Reveals Predominant Cell-Cycle Phenotype.
Olson CM, Liang Y, Leggett A, Park WD, Li L, Mills CE, Elsarrag SZ, Ficarro SB, Zhang T, Düster R, Geyer M, Sim T, Marto JA, Sorger PK, Westover KD, Lin CY, Kwiatkowski N, Gray NS Cell Chem Biol 2019 Mar
Leveraging Compound Promiscuity to Identify Targetable Cysteines within the Kinome.
Rao S, Gurbani D, Du G, Everley RA, Browne CM, Chaikuad A, Li T, Schröder M, Gondi S, Ficarro SB, Sim T, Kim ND, Berberich MJ, Knapp S, Marto JA, Westover KD, Sorger PK, Gray NS, Cell Chem Biol 2019 Mar
Coordinating Tissue Regeneration Through Transforming Growth Factor-ß Activated Kinase 1 Inactivation and Reactivation.
Hsieh HHS, Agarwal S, Cholok DJ, Loder SJ, Kaneko K, Huber A, Chung MT, Ranganathan K, Habbouche J, Li J, Butts J, Reimer J, Kaura A, Drake J, Breuler C, Priest CR, Nguyen J, Brownley C, Peterson J, Ozgurel SU, Niknafs YS, Li S, Inagaki M, Scott G, Krebsbach PH, Longaker MT, Westover K, Gray N, Ninomiya-Tsuji J, Mishina Y, Levi B, Stem Cells 2019 Feb
Automated Text Message Reminders Improve Radiation Therapy Compliance.
Tan J, Christie A, Montalvo SK, Wallace C, Yan Y, Folkerts M, Yingling A, Sher D, Choy H, Jiang S, Westover KD Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys. 2018 Nov


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
  • CPRIT Scholar

Professional Associations/Affiliations

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