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Joel Spencer

Joel Spencer Portrait
Associate Professor and Graduate Program Chair (BioE)
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Research Interests: 

Professor Spencer seeks to to develop novel optical imaging and sensing systems for applications in tissue regeneration, transplantation, and cancer. 

Current Research Topics:

  • investigating new ways to image the thymus in live mice with subcellular resolution
  • developing faster oxygen sensing methods for in vivo applications
  • applying whole tissue imaging methods for studying immune reconstitution
  • developing imaging assays for regenerative medicine and other applications
  • Ph.D., 2012 – Tufts University; biomedical engineering
  • B.S., 2002 – UC Irvine; biological sciences