J. Quincy Brown

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

(504) 865-5851
School of Science & Engineering
J. Quincy Brown


Uptown: 522 Lindy Boggs Center
Downtown: 411 J. Bennett Johnston Building
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118

Courses Taught

BMEN 6170: Biomedical Optics

BMEN 3820/6820: Math Analysis Bio Systems

Education & Affiliations

Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA., 2005 Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering
Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA., 2001 BS Biomedical Engineering
Duke University, Durham, NC., 2009 Postdoc Fellow, Biomedical Engineering


Research in our laboratory focuses on the application and translation of quantitative spectroscopy and imaging tools for the improvement of cancer management in the clinical setting. We develop translatable optical methods to directly address gaps in clinical care, and carry those through to clinical validation in humans alongside our physician collaborators. A major theme in this work is the use of imaging devices to improve patient outcomes in surgical tumor removal in a number of organs. We also develop enabling tools and strategies using optics to answer interesting biological questions in cell and animal models.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center Young Investigator Award 2007
  • NIH NRSA Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (F32), National Cancer Institute (2006-2009)
  • Academic Achievement Award (Outstanding Dissertation), Louisiana Tech University 2005
  • J. Evans Atwell-Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rice University CNST (awarded) 2005
  • 2nd Prize, Peterson Student Paper Competition, 4th Annual Diabetes Technology Meeting 2004
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student Researcher, Biomedical Engineering Program, Louisiana Tech University 2004
  • 1st Prize, IEEE Sensors Conference Student Paper Competition, 2nd IEEE Sensors Conference 2003
  • Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Institute for Micromanufacturing, Louisiana Tech University 2003
  • 3rd Prize, Open Finalist, Student Paper Competition, 2nd Joint IEEE EMBS/BMES Conference 2003

Selected Publications

Researcher ID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-2104-2012
Google Scholar: Scholar.google.com/citations?user=hAP8154AAAA&h1=en