Jennifer Kehlet Barton, PhD

Director, BIO5 Institute
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Professor, Optical Sciences
Professor, Biosystems Engineering
Professor, BIO5 Institute
Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair, Bioengineering

Jennifer Barton received BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and University of California Irvine, respectively. She worked for McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) on the Space Station program before returning to the University of Texas at Austin to obtain the Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 1998. She is currently Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Optical Sciences, and Biosystems Engineering at the University of Arizona, as well as Director of the BIO5 Institute, and Thomas R. Brown Distinguished Chair in Bioengineering. She is a fellow of SPIE and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Cancer Focus

Jennifer Barton develops miniature endoscopes that combine multiple optical imaging techniques, particularly optical coherence tomography and fluorescence spectroscopy. She evaluates the suitability of these endoscopic techniques for detecting early cancer development in patients and pre-clinical models. She has a particular interest in the early detection of ovarian cancer, the most deadly gynecological malignancy.

Research Program Role
Cancer Prevention and Control Program

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