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Kandice Tanner, Ph.D.

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Laboratory of Cell Biology
Head, Tissue Morphodynamics Unit
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Institute
Building 37, Room 2132
Bethesda, MD 20892-4256


Kandice Tanner received her doctoral degree in Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign under Professor Enrico Gratton. 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 was awarded a dissertation prize for her graduate work. 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 joined the NCI as a Tenure-Track Investigator in July, 2012. The Tanner lab focuses on the physical mechanisms of morphogenesis from single cell to tissues, in 3D cell cultures as well as in vivo in animal models.

This page was last updated on 6/7/2013.