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.


  •  The TBL lab presented two platform presentations on our work on rapid prostate biopsy diagnosis and autofocus optimization at the OSA Frontiers in Optics conference in Tucson, AZ.
  • New article published in  Journal of Biomedical Optics
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  • Mei will be presenting our latest clinical results on the application of structured illumination microscopy to imaging of prostate and kidney tumor margins at SPIE Photonics West BIOS on February 8, 2015.

    Our abstract on tumor margin imaging was accepted for platform presentation at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting to be held in April in New Orleans.

    Dr. Brown will be presenting at the “Hot Topics” Session at the European Conferences on Biomedical Optics in Munich, Germany, in June 2015. Dr. Brown is serving as Conference Co-chair for the Clinical and Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging Track.

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

NIH, National Cancer Institute (7R21 CA159936)

Tulane University, Start-up grant