and Systems Biology
University of Pittsburgh
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Email: shf28 AT pitt DOT edu
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Research Assistant Professor
Department of Computational and Systems Biology
University of Pittsburgh , Pittsburgh, PA
PhD (Dec 2010)
Electrical Engineering (Minor: Mathematics)
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
My background straddles the fields of computational imaging and optics, mathematical modeling, signals and systems, image science and analysis, and machine learning. My research work has leveraged the interconnections between these fields to develop optical and computational imaging modalities, mathematical models of image formation, image understanding, and image transforms applied to diverse areas such as predicting cancer progression and risk stratification, characterizing 3D nanoscale nuclear morphology during cell proliferation and chromatin decondensation, situational awareness applications, temporal compressed imaging, optical coherence tomography, color science, computer-aided diagnostics, diffraction tomography, and pathology informatics
More recently, my research interests have expanded to include 1. understanding spatial heterogeneity in tumor microenvironment and its role in cancer recurrence, metastasis and reponse to therapy, using highly multiplexed imaging, and computational and mathematical modeling; and 2. expanding the role of information theory in computational biophysics. Specifically, I am developing information-theoretic approaches to describe and quantify dynamics of biomolecules.
Spatial proteomics with hyperplexed fluorescence imaging predicts risk of colorectal cancer recurrence and infers recurrence-specific protein-protein networks.AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3 2019, Atlanta, Georgia (2019).
Fourier phase based depth-resolved nanoscale nuclear architecture mapping for cancer detection,Methods; 136 : 134-151 (2018).
Integrative strategies for probing energy landscapes and dynamics of IDPs,Workshop on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, TSRC 2017, July 11--14, 2017; Telluride, Colorado, USA (2017).
Fourier phase in Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography,J. Opt. Soc. Am. A; 32: 2286-2306 (2015).
Early prediction of cancer progression by depth-resolved nanoscale mapping of nuclear architecture from unstained tissue specimens,Cancer Res.; 75: 4718-4727 (2015).