Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine (2007)
Other Post Graduate Training
Stanford University (2007)
Graduate School
Stanford University (2007), Medical Scientist Training Program
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

Loss of wild type KRAS in KRASMUT lung adenocarcinoma is associated with cancer mortality and confers sensitivity to FASN inhibitors.
Liu Y, Gao GF, Minna JD, Williams NS, Westover KD, Lung Cancer 2021 Jan 153 73-80
Development of a real-time indoor location system using bluetooth low energy technology and deep learning to facilitate clinical applications.
Tang G, Yan Y, Shen C, Jia X, Zinn M, Trivedi Z, Yingling A, Westover K, Jiang S, Med Phys 2020 Aug 47 8 3277-3285
Chemical Biology Toolkit for DCLK1 Reveals Connection to RNA Processing.
Liu Y, Ferguson FM, Li L, Kuljanin M, Mills CE, Subramanian K, Harshbarger W, Gondi S, Wang J, Sorger PK, Mancias JD, Gray NS, Westover KD, Cell Chem Biol 2020 Aug
Small molecule inhibition of non-canonical (TAK1-mediated) BMP signaling results in reduced chondrogenic ossification and heterotopic ossification in a rat model of blast-associated combat-related lower limb trauma.
Strong AL, Spreadborough PJ, Pagani CA, Haskins RM, Dey D, Grimm PD, Kaneko K, Marini S, Huber AK, Hwang C, Westover K, Mishina Y, Bradley MJ, Levi B, Davis TA, Bone 2020 Jul 139 115517
Synthesis and structure activity relationships of DCLK1 kinase inhibitors based on a 5,11-dihydro-6H-benzo[e]pyrimido[5,4-b][1,4]diazepin-6-one scaffold.
Ferguson FM, Liu Y, Harshbarger W, Huang L, Wang J, Deng X, Capuzzi SJ, Muratov EN, Tropsha A, Muthuswamy S, Westover KD, Gray NS, J. Med. Chem. 2020 Jun
KRASQ61H preferentially signals through MAPK in a RAF dimer-dependent manner in non-small cell lung cancer.
Zhou ZW, Ambrogio C, Bera AK, Li Q, Li XX, Li L, Son J, Gondi S, Li J, Campbell E, Jin H, Okoro JJ, Xu CX, Janne PA, Westover KD, Cancer Res. 2020 Jun


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