Graham Spicer

Dr Graham Spicer


Graham is a Research Associate in the Department of Physics, working to build new endoscopes for early cancer detection.

Graham Spicer

Graham obtained a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BS in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University (2013), and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University (2019) in the USA. During his PhD at Northwestern, he studied how cancers develop and metastasize in animal models using 3D imaging techniques. In 2019 he joined Professor Guillermo Tearney at Harvard Medical School as a postdoctoral fellow, where he developed new catheter technologies for clinical intravascular imaging.

Graham is now a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Physics funded by the EPSRC Healthcare Technologies Challenge Award for developing the next generation of spectral endoscopy. He became a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College in 2022.


Graham’s current research focuses on developing new modes of spectral endoscopy for the early detection of esophageal and gastric cancers. White light endoscopy provides a clear view of the esophagus but early lesions that lead to cancer can easily be missed during examination. Adding spectral resolution to endoscopy can provide much better contrast so inconspicuous lesions are not missed, and optical interferometry can give a depth-resolved view of what lurks beneath the tissue’s surface. Graham works to bring new spectral endoscopes to the clinic where they can be tested in real patients to determine benefit. His research is interdisciplinary, spanning the fields of optics, engineering, and clinical medicine, part of a project funded by the EPSRC with Dr Sarah Bohndiek.

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Science Student Research Series *POSTPONED*

02/12/2022 at 17.45

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Wolfson College Winter Celebration

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03/12/2022 at 10.00

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