Tom received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University in 2005, and received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2007 and 2010, respectively. From 2010-2012 Tom trained at UC Irvine in the NIH T32 Training Program in cancer biology, and he is now a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program. He possesses a strong background in optical devices (lasers, photodetectors, and optics) and semiconductor physics, with specific applications in biomedical optical sensing and imaging. Tom is currently applying his unique background in engineering combined with training in cancer biology to engineer quantitative approaches that improve and advance the basic scientific and clinical research in breast cancer. He has received several awards and grants, actively publishes his work in leading biomedical optics and engineering journals, and frequently presents his research at optics conferences.
Vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser sources for gigahertz-bandwidth, multiwavelength frequency-domain photon migration
Performance assessment of diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging instruments in a 2-year multicenter breast cancer trial
Mapping breast cancer blood flow index, composition, and metabolism in a human subject using combined diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging and diffuse correlation spectroscopy
Differential diagnosis of breast masses in South Korean premenopausal women using diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging
Development of quality control and instrumentation performance metrics for diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging instruments in the multi-center clinical environment
Continuous sensing of tumor-targeted molecular probes with a vertical cavity surface emitting laser-based biosensor