The Kuhn laboratory is aimed at integrating patient, model system, and high-content single cell data to translate clinically observed correlations into a mechanistic understanding of the physical and biological underpinnings of cancer dynamics. The organizing framework of the physical dynamics of cancer at the lab focus on the spatial distributions and temporal evolution of the disease at the cellular, human, and population scale. As part of the Convergence Science Initiative on cancer, the Kuhn lab collaborates with IMSC to disseminate its capabilities and to collaborate on evolving physical sciences concepts that could address specific challenges
Selected Research and Publications
Analytical Technologies to Objectively Measure Human Performance (ATOM-HP)
This program is a joint effort of the National Cancer Institute’s Center for Strategic Initiatives and the Department of Defense’s Rapid Response Technology Office. It is aimed at improving the lives of cancer patients undergoing treatment and the successful mission completion/survival of warfighters. Both the patient and the warfighter suffer from treatment/duty induced fatigue that impairs their ability to survive/perform. While the sources of the fatigue might be different, the measurement approaches might be similar. The goal is to identify the necessary sensors for the optimal measurement of human performance in cancer patients and warfighters, then producing plans and ultimately prototypes for these devices.
You can read more about ATOM-HP and our other research in the application domain of health here