Summer group 2014: Cindy Hung, Zongxi Li, Nicholas Nowell, Nicole DeVoe, Manolis Rousakis, Conor Evans, Joachim Pruessner, Tracy Wang, Sam Osseiran

Lauren A. Austen, PhD
Research Fellow
Dr. Lauren Austin is a Research Fellow working under Dr. Conor Evans. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2014. Her research at Wellman will focus on wound healing and advanced biodiagnostic imaging.
Lachlan Hanbury-Brown
Undergraduate Student

Hsin-I (Cindy) Hung, PhD
Research Fellow
My research is on applying oxygen independent photosensitizers with photodynamic therapy (PDT) to improve cancer therapy efficacy in the hypoxia-driven resistant cancers. Simultaneously, utilize non-invasive imaging system for early cancer detection and monitoring treatment outcome by using oxygen detection probe as a diagnostic and quantitative measurement to monitor disease progress and in vivo treatment response in metastatic ovarian cancer model.
Zongxi Li, PhD
Research Fellow
One of my projects is oxygen photography, creating a custom camera system that works with a clear bandage in a minimally interactive fashion to provide tissue oxygenation states. The product allows physicians to easily assess skin perfusion level to prevent flap surgery failure, and helps predicting wound healing probability. I am also working to develop a fiber-optic guided microendoscope for the in-vivo visualization of ovarian tumor nodules and to perform tumor hypoxia imaging in mice models.
Alexander Nichols
Graduate Student
I am a PhD student jointly enrolled in the Harvard University Program in Biophysics and the Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (HST). My research interests include development of methodologies for making oxygen measurements in avascular tumors and single cells, synthesis of novel optical probes, development of intravital imaging and cell-tracking techniques, and construction of new optical imaging tools.
Nicholas Nowell
Undergraduate Student

Sam Osseiran
Graduate Student

Joachim Pruessner
Graduate Student

Emmanouil Rousakis, PhD
Research Fellow
My current research focuses on the development of brightly phosphorescent, oxygen-sensitive probes for imaging tissue perfusion and oxygenation status non-invasively, as well as the development of cell-permeable analogues for visualizing hypoxia and monitoring treatment response in vitro in complex tumor models.
Hequn (Tracy) Wang, PhD
Research Fellow

Jeffrey Wang
Undergraduate Student

Previous team members

Undergraduate Students

Name   Role in Lab   Dates   Where now
Amanda Johnson HST Summer Student 2012 Sweet Briar College
SungYoon Kim   KAIST-Wellman Summer Student   2012   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Matthew Patton   Harvard PRISE Student   2011   Harvard University
Yong Jin Park   KAIST-Wellman Summer Student   2010   Graduate Student, MIT Biological Engineering
Sam Peterson   Undergraduate Research Assistant   2011-2012   Harvard University
Sarah Rae Rokosh   New York University Medical School   2011
  McGill University

Graduate Students

Name   Role in Lab   Dates   Where now
Rui Shi Visiting Graduate Student 2012-2013  
Ben Sun   Graduate Student        


Research Fellows

Name   Role in Lab   Dates   Where now
Yookyung Jung, PhD Reseach Fellow 2011-2014 Wellman Center for Photomedicine, MGH
Lab of Charles P. Lin, PhD


Research Technicians

Name   Role in Lab   Dates   Where now
Oliver Klein Reseach Technician II 2010-2014