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Special Seminar: Google Maps for Cancer



12:00pm - 1:00pm ET

Auditorium E, Dartmouth Health/Online

Livestream: https://go.d-h.org/global1video

How Google maps, GoPro and space telescope-inspired bioengineering provides insights into cancer.

This seminar will highlight how one can harness technological advances in data visualization (eg. Google Maps), head-mounted cameras (eg. GoPros) and multicontrast imaging (eg. space telescopes) to develop new hardware, software, and "wetware" tools for characterizing the biology of cancer. I will show how one can combine innovative imaging approaches and computational biology to create Google maps of cancer in preclinical (ie. animal) models. I will showcase a head-mounted mini-microscope that enables imaging brain tumor evolution in awake, freely moving animals over the entire life-cycle of the disease. I will conclude with a description of a multimodality and multiscale imaging and visualization method for elucidating the role of blood vessels in health and cancer. In summary, I will illustrate how state-of-the-art biomedical engineering and preclinical models enable a more holistic characterization of cancer across the organism, tissue and cellular scales, ushering in a new era of "cancer systems biology."

Co-sponsored by Dartmouth Cancer Center.

About the Speaker(s)

Arvind Pathak
Professor of Radiology, Biomedical & Electrical Engineering, Johns Hopkins U School of Medicine

Arvind Pathak

Dr. Pathak is a biomedical engineer, ideator and mentor whose mission is to "improve lives via the transformative power of images." He received a BS in electronics engineering from the University of Poona, India. He received his PhD in biomedical engineering from the joint program between the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University, where he was a Whitaker Foundation Fellow. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular imaging in the Dept. of Radiology at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine. At JHU, Pathak is a professor in the Schools of Medicine (radiology and oncology) and Engineering (biomedical and electrical engineering). He is also a member of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT), and the Institute for Computational Medicine (ICM).


For more information, contact Ashley Parker at ashley.l.parker@dartmouth.edu.