Vadim Backman, PhD

Walter Dill Scott Professor of Biomedical Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science; Program Leader for Cancer Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology and Chemistry Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University

Dr. Backman's research focuses on optical methods to detect GI cancer at a very early stage without the need for a colonoscopy.  He recently discovered optical technology that can be effective in detecting the presence of pancreatic cancer through analysis of neighboring tissue in the duodenum. Researchers hope that this promising new technology could help raise the extremely low survival rate of pancreatic cancer patients by aiding early detection.  His studies also include research of the alterations of tissue nano-architecture in carcinogenesis.

Contact Information:

Office: Silverman Hall 3627
Phone: 847-491-3536
Fax: 847-491-4928
Email: v-backman [at] northwestern [dot] edu

Program Assistant:

Ben Keane
Office: Silverman 3625
Phone: 847-467-1870
Email: b-keane [at] northwestern [dot] edu