J. Quincy Brown
Assistant Research Professor
I am interested in 1) the development and application of novel biomedical optical imaging and spectroscopic devices which may be used to improve cancer therapy; and 2) in the development and application of optical tools to measure the tumor microenvironment for identification and monitoring of microenvironment-targeted therapies. I am interested in all aspects of the problem of improving cancer therapies, from basic cell science to pre-clinical validation studies, to eventual clinical translation.
Currently, I am interested in bridging the gap between novel high resolution fluorescence imaging approaches and practical clinical translation for breast cancer applications. Specifically, I have an 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.