J. Quincy Brown, PhD.   Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 2001
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Louisiana Tech University, 2005
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 2005-2009

536 Lindy Boggs Center
(504) 865-5851 (Office)
jqbrown@tulane.edu
(curriculum vitae)

Graduate Students



Kate Elfer, PhD Student
Kate 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 combination of histology and spectroscopy for the development of the tools needed for instruments in the Translational Biophotonics Lab.     (curriculum vitae)

Mei Wang, PhD Student
Mei received her BS and MS from Tulane University in Biomedical Engineering. After graduation in 2013, she decided to stay on at Tulane to pursue a PhD degree. During her undergraduate years her research focuses on computational modeling. Currently, she focuses on microscopy.  (curriculum vitae)

David Tulman, PhD Student
David grew up in Columbus, Ohio and earned a B.S. in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2010. He then worked at The Ohio State University Medical Center in the department of Anesthesiology on phase II, III, and IV clinical trials focused on neurotoxicity of anesthetics, intraoperative medical devices, and post-surgical outcomes. As a fellow in the Tulane Bioinnovation Program, David aims to implement microscopy systems in clinical settings and explore the related patient outcomes.

Bihe Hu, PhD Student
Bihe received her BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China with a focus on optical brain imaging. After graduation in 2013, she decided to pursue a PHD at Tulane University. Her current research interest is bio-imaging with selective plane illumination microscope.



Undergraduate Students


Daniel Bolus


Isadora Decker-Lucke


Lauren Hymel


Samuel Luethy


Zachary Murdock


Carly Swan


Allison Wegner


Past Students


Christopher Miller


Sydney Chestler


Tyler Schlichenmeyer
Tyler is in his senior year in pursuit of bachelor's degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. He is currently involved in the development of a optical sectioning device using structured illumination microscopy for intraoperative tumor margin assessment. Upon graduation, he hopes to pursue a PhD in biomedical engineering with a focus on neural engineering and brain-machine interfaces. He grew up a military brat and resides in Colorado Springs. He also enjoys being a member of the TU Club Baseball and Quiz Bowl teams.  



Andrew Moore, MD Student
Andy graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2009 with a degree in Spanish and is currently in his second year at Tulane Medical School. With a possible future career in surgery, Andy is interested in researching the intra-operative applications of optical sectioning microscopy.   (curriculum vitae)