J. Quincy Brown, Ph.D.
Paul H. and Donna D. Flower Assistant Professor
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Program Member, Tulane Cancer Center
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 2001
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2005-2009
Kate is a Ph.D. candidate who received her undergraduate degree in Nanosystems Engineering from Louisiana Tech University in May, 2012. She is also a graduate of the National Academy of Engineers Grand Challenges Scholar Program and a NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Kate’s research focus is on the development of new strategies for fluorescence histology for ex vivo microscopy, and assessment of their compatibility with standard downstream processing.
Bihe “Ellie” Hu
Ellie received her BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, where she focused on trans-genetic mouse brain embedding with resin and high-throughput brain imaging using various fluorescent microscopes. Currently as a Ph.D. student at Tulane, her research interest is to optimize inverted Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (iSPIM) using electronic confocal slit detection (eCSD) and structured illumination (SI) for 3D imaging of large samples, such as prostate cancer biospecimens, breast tumors, nerves-on-a-chip, cultured vascular networks, and so on. She also combines iSPIM with optical clearing methods, such as TDE clearing and CLARITY, for thick tissue imaging.
Huimin graduated from Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech) in July 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with experience in speech signal processing, EEG brain-computer interface and wearable medical device prototype design. Huimin joined Dr. Brown’s Translational Biophotonics Lab in Sept 2017 and is currently in her first year at Tulane. With a possible future career in industry, Huimin is interested in 2D/3D image processing and computational modeling.
David received a B.S. from The Ohio State University in 2010. Prior to arrival at Tulane University, he gained extensive experience as a clinical trials coordinator for both investigational drug and device studies. He has previously worked at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and The New Orleans BioInnovation Center. David is a PhD Fellow in the Bioinnovation Program at Tulane University, focusing his research on the clinical validation of fluorescence microscopy for applications including point-of-procedure margin and biopsy evaluation for cancer.
Mei received her BS and MS from Tulane University in Biomedical Engineering. After graduation in 2013, she joined the TBL lab as a Ph.D. Candidate. Mei’s research has focused on the development and validation of video-rate structured illumination microscopy for rapid imaging of large intact specimens at the point of care, including cancer biopsies and whole tumor resection margin surfaces (prostate and kidney).
Sam Luethy is a 4+1 Master’s student with interests in rapid prototyping in the research and clinical setting with a focus on computer aided design (CAD), mechanical engineering, and electronics. He exercises this concentration through his work where he has applied his knowledge of CAD and prototyping to solve many issues encountered during research from building custom tissue sample holders to designing an electro-mechanical sample positioners to increase tissue surface area coverage and reproducibility of whole-tissue microscopy. Sam is also a member of the Tulane club water polo team and is actively involved in graduate student government.
Carly Askinas is a senior in biomedical engineering. Her research is in the clinical applications of structured illumination microscopy.
Ann Marie Barfield
Ann Marie is a junior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is interested in clinical applications of Structured Illumination Microscopy. She is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Daniel is a senior from Birmingham, AL in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working to further develop the selective plane illumination microscope for bio-imaging. He plans on getting a Master’s in product design in hopes to pursue a career in innovation and product development.
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Isadora Decker-Lucke is a senior Biomedical Engineering major who studies new stains for fluorescence histology.
Lizzie is a third-year biomedical engineering student from Maryland with research interests in bioinstrumentation and medical imaging design. She plans to pursue a graduate degree in biomedical engineering.
Siyang is in her junior year pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. Her current research interest is comparison of different Structured Illumination Microscopy image reconstruction algorithms. Outside the lab, she enjoys fencing and playing paintball. She is multilingual and has been honored as a Cowen Scholar.
Lauren Hymel is from Cypress, Texas and is currently a senior undergraduate at Tulane seeking a B.S.E. in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in math. Her research (in collaboration with the Mostany lab) is focused on the development and validation of a wireless closed-loop head-mounted optogenetics stimulator in mouse models to further understand normal vs pathological brain functions. Upon graduation, she hopes to continue her studies and attend graduate school to obtain a higher degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Daniel Mena is a junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. His current research interest is in image processing for Structured Illumination Microscopy. He hopes to continue his education after graduation and pursue a higher degree in Biomedical Engineering.
Carly is a senior Biomedical Engineering student from Columbia, South Carolina. She studies how SPIM imaging can be useful for breast cancer applications. On campus, she is currently serving as a Teaching Assistant in the Center for Anatomical and Movement Sciences, and as an Executive Board member of Tulane’s Chi Omega Fraternity chapter.
Jonathan Epstein, M.D., Pathology, Johns-Hopkins School of Medicine
Brittany Fasy, Ph.D., Computer Science, Montana State University
Sharon Fox, M.D., Ph.D., Pathology, New Orleans VA Hospital
Stephen Freedland, M.D., Urology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Michelle Lacey, Ph.D., Mathematics, Tulane University
Benjamin Lee, M.D., Urology, University of Arizona School of Medicine
Ricardo Mostany, Ph.D., Pharmacology, Tulane University School of Medicine
Jonathan Silberstein, M.D., Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine
Andrew Sholl, M.D., Pathology, Tulane University School of Medicine
Brian Summa, Ph.D., Computer Science, Tulane University
Carola Wenk, Ph.D., Computer Science, Tulane Universit
Tyler Schlichenmeyer (2012 – 2014)
Mark Tortorich (2014 – 2015)
Chelsea Vaughn (2014 – 2015)
Christopher Miller (2015 – 2016)
Sydney Chestler (2014 – 2017)
Zach Murdock (2014 – 2017)
Allison Wegner (2016 – 2017)