Translational Biophotonics Laboratory

The Translational Biophotonics Laboratory is directed by Prof. J. Quincy Brown, and is a part of the Tulane University Biomedical Engineering Department. Research in our laboratory focuses on the development and clinical translation of practical optical technologies, that address critical detection gaps in point-of-care cancer management and basic cancer research. We employ a highly-collaborative team-based approach at the interface between engineering and medicine, working with engineers, clinicians, and scientists to develop and validate new technologies with an eye towards rapid translation to the market.


  •  New research article published in PLOS ONE
  • New research article published in PLOS ONE
  • New research article published in PLOS ONE
  • Dr. Brown presented an invited talk at the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics, held within the LASER World of Photonics Congress in Munich, Germany.
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  • Dr. Brown will present on the topic of tumor margin imaging at the Plenary session of the World Congress of Endourology, which will be held in New Orleans Oct. 22-26, 2013.
  • Congratulations to all of the Biomedical Engineering students who have graduated this past semester. Also, special congratulations to our student, Mei Wang, on successful completion of her Masters in Biomedical Engineering! We wish all of you well on all of your future endeavors!

Research in the Translational Biophotonics Laboratory is currently funded by the following sources:

NIH, National Cancer Institute (7R21 CA159936)

Tulane University, Start-up grant