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Cancer & Physical Sciences Members

The Cancer & Physical Sciences Program unites fundamental chemistry, physical sciences and bioengineering groups that focus on developing cancer-relevant therapeutic and diagnostic agents using nano-scale materials and physical sciences approaches.

Backman, Vadim

Bio

My research focus bridges advances in biophotonics and cancer research. The work spans from the basic physics of light-tissue interaction to development of new optical imaging and sensing technologies... [more]

Bagci, Ulas

Bagci, Ulas

Associate Professor

Bio

Machine Learning for Biomedical Imaging Artificial Intelligence for Medicine. Specifically, I have been focusing on two sub-fields of AI: 1) explainable/interpretable deep learning and 2) human-center... [more]

Cooper, Lee

Cooper, Lee

Associate Professor

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My lab focuses on the applications of machine learning in cancer and fundamental research in machine learning. We develop algorithms to predict clinical outcomes from genomic, imaging, and histopathol... [more]

Dravid, Vinayak

Bio

Development of innovative imaging tools/techniques from atoms to animals; and diagnostic/sensing platform that integrates physical science and engineering with biology and biomedicine.

Efimov, Igor

Efimov, Igor

Professor

Bio

Cardio-oncology, cardiotoxicity of cancer therapeutics, cell signaling involved in cancer and heart failure pathogenesis, implantable devices and imaging

Espinosa, Horacio

Bio

We develop micro and nanosystems for cell manipulation and analysis, gene editing, disease modeling, drug screening, mechanobiology.

Gianneschi, Nathan

Bio

The Gianneschi laboratory focuses on how nanomaterials interact with cells, tissues and biomolecules, with an interest in synthetic materials programmed with biopolymers as delivery systems, enzyme-re... [more]

Goyal, Yogesh

Goyal, Yogesh

Assistant Professor

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The Goyal lab combines novel experimental, computational, and theoretical frameworks to monitor and control single-cell variabilities and emergent fate choices in cancer drug resistance and developmen... [more]

Hersam, Mark

Hersam, Mark

Professor

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The Hersam Laboratory specializes in the processing, characterization, and application of nanoelectronic materials including silicon, carbon nanotubes, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, blac... [more]

Hoffman, Brian

Bio

We determine the catalytic mechanisms of metalloenzymes through the development and implementation of electron-nuclear double resonance (ENDOR) spectroscopy, a combination of NMR and EPR.