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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Mark Christopher Pierce
Faculty Fellow
Faculty Fellow in Bioengineering
 
e-mail:Mark.Pierce@rice.edu
 
  • BSc Physics (1994-1997) University of Manchester, UK
  • Ph.D. Physics and Astronomy (1997-2001) University of Manchester, UK
 
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Research Areas
 biomedical optics, microscopy,optical imaging
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

M C Pierce, D J Javier, R Richards-Kortum "Optical Contrast Agents and Imaging Systems for Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer." International Journal of Cancer, 123 (2008) : 1979-1990.

 
 

H-J Shin, M C Pierce, D Lee, H Ra, O Solgaard, R Richards-Kortum "Fiber-optic confocal microscope using a MEMS scanner and Miniature objective lens." Opt Express, 15 (2007) : 9113-9122.

 
 

S K Nadkami, MC Pierce, B H Park, J F de Boer, P Whittaker, B E Bouma, J E Bressner, E Halpern, S L House, G J Tearney "Measurement of collagen and smooth muscle cell content in atherosclerotic plaques using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography." J Am Coll Cardiol, 49 (2007) : 1474-1481.

 
 

A M Klein, M C Pierce, J Kobler, R R Anderson, S M Zeitels, J F de Boer "Imaging the human vocal folds in-vivo using optical coherence tomography." Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol, 115 (2006) : 277-284.

 
 Book chapters
 

S K Nadkarni, M C Pierce, B E Bouma, G J Tearney, J F de Boer "Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography: Detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque."  (2007)

 
 Conference papers
 

M C Pierce, D J Javier, R T Kester, T Tkaczyk, A Gillenwater, R Richards-Kortum "Confocal Microscopy and Optical Contrast Agents for in vivo Detection of Cancer." Microscopy and Microanalysis, 14; S2 (2008) : 728-729.

 
Presentations
 Lectures
 

"University of São Paolo, School on Optical Diagnostics and Photodynamics Therapy, São Carlos." São Paolo, Brazil. (2008)

 
 Other
 

"In vivo confocal microscopy and optical contrast agents." 16th International Congress of Cytology, Vancouver. (2007)

 
 Seminar Speaker
 

"A novel technique for speckle reduction with multifunctional optical coherence tomography." (2006 in press) With B H Park, B Cense, M C Pierce, J F de Boer

 
 

"Endoscopic imaging of the human vocal cords in vivo, using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography." ((2006) in press) With K H Kim, M C Pierce, A Klein, J Burns, B H Park, M Shishkov, S M Zeitels, J F de Boer

 
 

"Endoscopic polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography." (2006) With M C Pierce, M Shishkov, B H Park, N Nassif, B E Bouma, G J Tearney, J F de Boer

 
 

"Estimation of collagen content in atherosclerotic plaques using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography." ((2006) in press) With S K Nadkarni, M C Pierce, B H Park, J F de Boer, B E Bouma, G J Tearney

 
 

"Polarization-sensitive low-coherence interferometry for guidance of fine needle aspiration breast biopsy." (2006 in press) With B D Goldberg, N V Iftimia, J E Bressner, B H Park, M C Pierce, J F de Boer, G J Tearney, B E Bouma

 
 

"Real-time fiber-based multifunctional spectral-domain optical coherence tomography." (2006) With B H Park, M C Pierce, B Cense, A S Yun, M Mujat, G J Tearney, B E Bouma, J F de Boer

 
 

"Retinal blood flow pulsation measured with SDOCT." (2006 in press) With M Mujat, M Pierce, B Cense, H Park, C Joo, T Chen, J de Boer

 
 

"Retinal nerve fiber layer thickness map and blood flow pulsation measured with SDOCT." (2006) With M Mujat, R Chan, B Cense, M Pierce, H Park, C Joo, T Chen, J de Boer

 
 

"Spectral-domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography." (2006 in press) With B Cense, M Mujat, C Joo, B H Park, T C Chen, M C Pierce, J F de Boer

 
Positions Held
 Member, Optical Society of America (OSA). (2008 - 2008)