Optical spectroscopy expert joins BME faculty

August 23, 2012

Optical spectroscopy expert joins BME facultyDr. J. Quincy Brown is the newest member of the Biomedical Engineering faculty, and our first addition in the emerging area of biophotonics. He earned his Ph.D. at Louisiana Tech University in 2005, and comes to Tulane most recently from the Duke University Department of Biomedical Engineering and Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics. He comes to Tulane with an NIH R21 grant to develop a practical high resolution imaging scanner which could be used to quickly image the micromorphology of large areas of tissue intraoperatively, with primary application to detecting residual cancer in the tumor bed (in vivo) of tumor removal surgeries.

At Tulane, Dr. Brown’s research is focused on translation of optical spectroscopy and imaging tools to the clinic, for improving patient outcomes in clinical cancer care. He will be teaching BMEN 6931 Biomedical Optics in the Fall 2012 semester.


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