Stephen Marino
RARAF Manager

  Research Interests
  • Neutron dosimetry

  • Microdosimetry

  • Radon


Contact Information

Stephen Marino, M.S.
Center for Radiological Research
Nevis Laboratory, Columbia University
136 S. Broadway
Irvington, NY 10533

Tel: (914) 591-9244
Fax: (914) 591-9405


Academic Training

Undergraduate: B.S., Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1968
Graduate: M.S., Physics, Polytechnic Institute of New York, New York, NY, 1972

Current Academic and Professional Appointments

Manager, Columbia University Radiological Research Accelerator Facility -- responsible for collaborative and service-based projects on the microbeam and the low-energy neutron facility

Senior Staff Associate, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University

Selected Publications

Some papers are available online in PDF format, which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Acrobat Reader is free and can be downloaded here: )

Horowitz Y, Horowitz A, Oster L, Marino S, Datze H and Margaliote M. Investigation of the ionization density dependence of the glow curve characteristics of LiF:Mg,Ti (TLD-100). Radiat. Prot. Dosim. (Submitted 2008)

Sykora GJ, Akselrod MS, Salasky M, Marino SA. Novel Al2O3:C, Mg Fluorescent Nuclear Track Detectors for Passive Neutron Dosimetry, Radiat. Prot. Dosim. 126: 278-283 (2007). [abstract]

Sedelnikova OA, Nakamura A, Kovalchuk O,Koturbash I, Mitchell SA, Marino SA, Brenner DJ, Bonner WM. DNA double-strand breaks form in bystander cells after microbeam irradiation of three-dimensional human tissue models. Cancer Res. 67: 4295-4302 (2007). [abstract]

Miller AC, Stewart M, Rivas R, Marino S, Randers-Pehrson G, and Shi L. Observation of radiation-specific damage in cells exposed to depleted uranium: hprt gene mutation frequency. Radiat. Meas. 42: 1029-1032 (2007).

Sedelnikova OA, Sokolov MV, Smilenov LB, Mitchell SA, Marino SA, Hall EJ, Panyutin IG, Brenner DJ and Bonner WM. Exposure of target cells to ionizing radiation induces DNA double-strand breaks in bystander cells in culture and in human tissue models. Abstracts of the 14th International Symposium on Microdosimetry, Venice, Italy, November 2005.

Zhu A, Zhou H, Leloup C, Marino SA, Geard CR, Hei TK, Lieberman HB. Differential impact of mouse Rad9 deletion on ionizing radiation-induced bystander effects. Radiat Res. 164(5):655-61 (2005). [abstract]

Belyakov OV, Mitchell SA, Parikh D, Randers-Pehrson G, Marino SA, Amundson SA, Geard CR, Brenner DJ. Biological effects in unirradiated human tissue induced by radiation damage up to 1 mm away. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 102(40):14203-8 (2005). [abstract]

Ponnaiya B, Jenkins-Baker G, Bigelow A, Marino S and Geard CR. Detection of chromosomal instability in α-irradiated and bystander human fibroblasts. Mutat. Res. 568: 41-48 (2004). [abstract]

Mitchell SA, Marino SA, Brenner DJ, Hall EJ. Bystander effect and adaptive response in C3H 10T(1/2) cells. Int J Radiat Biol. 80(7):465-72 (2004). [abstract]

Geard CR, Jenkins-Baker G, Bigelow A, Brenner DJ, Hall EJ, Hei TK, Marino S, Randers-Pehrson G and Ponnaiya B. Single cell gene expression and microbeam irradiation: the concept of the average cell. 6th International Workshop on Microbeam Probes of Cellular Radiation Response, Oxford, UK, March 29-31, 2003.

Brenner DJ, Sawant SG, Hande MP, Miller RC, Elliston CD, Fu Z, Randers-Pehrson G, Marino SA. Routine screening mammography: how important is the radiation-risk side of the benefit-risk equation? Int J Radiat Biol. 78(12):1065-7 (2002). [abstract

Marino SA, Johnson GW. A microdosimetry chamber for low-energy X rays. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 99(1-4):377-8 (2002). [abstract

Geard CR, Jenkins-Baker G, Marino SA, Ponnaiya B. Novel approaches with track segment alpha particles and cell co-cultures in studies of bystander effects. Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 99(1-4):233-6 (2002). [abstract]

Miller RC, Marino SA, Napoli J, Shah H, Hall EJ, Geard CR and Brenner DJ. Oncogenic transformation in C3H10T cells by low-energy neutrons. Int. J. Radiat. Biol. 76:327-334 (2000). [abstract]

Miller RC, Sawant SG, Randers-Pehrson G, Marino SA, Geard CR, Hall EJ and Brenner DJ. Single alpha-particle traversals and tumor promoters. Radiat. Res. 153: 227 (2000).

Geard CR, Randers-Pehrson G, Marino SA, Jenkins-Baker G, Hei TK, Hall EJ and Brenner DJ. Intra- and inter-cellular responses following cell-site specific microbeam irradiation. Radiat. Res. 153: 233 (2000).

Miller RC, Martin SG, Geard CR, Marino SA, Randers-Pehrson G, Brenner DJ and Hall EJ. High LET-induced Oncogenic Transformation. In Risk Evaluation of Cosmic-ray Exposure in Long-term Manned Space Mission (F. Fujitaka, et. al., Eds.) pp. 121-126, Kondasha Scientific Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, 1999.

Miller RC, Marino SA, Martin SG, Komatsu K, Geard CR, Brenner DJ and Hall E.J. Neutron-energy-dependent cell survival and oncogenic transformation. J. Radiat. Res. 40:53-59 Suppl (1999). [abstract]

Miller RC, Martin SG, Hanson WR, Marino SA, Hall EJ. Effect of track structure and radioprotectors on the induction of oncogenic transformation in murine fibroblasts by heavy ions. Adv Space Res. 1998;22(12):1719-23.  [abstract]


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