Research Projects

I am a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College and a member of the Optics in Medicine Lab.

I focus on two main cancer research projects: quantitative molecular imaging and small animal fluorescence tomography.


Quantitative Molecular Imaging

The goal of this project is to quantify the expression of molecule biomarkers of cancer in vivo to improve cancer diagnosis and inform patient-specific treatment strategies.

                        

The uptake of a tracer targeted to a specific cancer biomarker (top image) can be reference to the uptake of an untargeted tracer (middle image) to quantify the concentration of the biomarker (bottom image).

Small Animal Fluorescence Tomography

The goal of this project is to explore the limits of fluorescence tomography, the mapping of fluorescent sources within biological tissue.

               

Gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance image of mouse head with a tumor in the left cerebral hemisphere (a). Fluorescence tomography image of the same mouse after injecting 5'-aminolevulinic acid, which causes the tumor to fluoresce in the red (b).