Buck E Rogers

Buck E Rogers

Principal Investigator
Professor of Radiation Oncology

Buck E. Rogers, PhD  is a Professor of Radiation Oncology and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Rogers received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Loyola University in Chicago in 1989 and his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995.  His graduate work involved the synthesis of bifunctional chelating agents for studying the metabolism of radiolabeled antibodies under the direction of Dr. Michael J. Welch.

Dr. Rogers went on to complete a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and was promoted to Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UAB in 1997 where he remained until 2002.  While at UAB, his research focused on the radiolabeling of peptides and antibodies for radiotherapy applications as well as developing novel methods for combining gene therapy with targeted radiotherapy.

In 2002, he returned to Washington University in St. Louis as an Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology and Radiology.  He was promoted to Associate Professor (tenured) in 2007 and to full Professor in 2011.

Dr. Rogers’ current research has focused on the development of probes labeled with radiometals for PET imaging and therapy of solid tumors.  Dr. Rogers has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals as well as numerous abstracts, book chapters and patents. He is also an Editor for Nuclear Medicine and Biology and Current Medical Imaging Reviews.  He is a member of several societies and has served on Study Sections for the NIH, Department of Energy and American Cancer Society.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, trail running, learning piano and checking out local microbrews.