Video: 3D Cell Culture
and Cancer Research

September 2014

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Kandice Tanner, PhD heads the Tissue Morphodynamics Unit as a Tenure-Track Investigator at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Tanner's lab focuses on the physical mechanisms of morphogenesis from single cell to tissues, in 3D cell cultures and in vivo in animal models.

She received her doctoral degree in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and her thesis involved the use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for non-invasive imaging of the mammalian brain with theoretical and experimental validation in an animal model. She completed post-doctoral training at the University of California, Irvine specializing in dynamic imaging of thick tissues. She then became a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Post-Doctoral fellow jointly at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory under Dr. Mina J. Bissell.

Dr. Tanner served as a session chair for the ASME NanoEngineering for Medicine and Biology (NEMB) Congress in 2014.

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