Gregory M. Palmer


Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology

Greg Palmer obtained his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University in 2000, after which he obtained his Ph.D. in BME from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Biology Division at Duke University Medical Center. His primary research focus has been identifying and exploiting the changes in absorption, scattering, and fluorescence properties of tissue associated with cancer progression and therapeutic response. To this end he has implemented a model-based approach for extracting absorber and scatterer properties from diffuse reflectance and fluorescence measurements. More recently he has developed quantitative imaging methodologies for intravital microscopy to characterize tumor functional and molecular response to radiation and chemotherapy. His awards have included the Jack Fowler Award from the Radiation Research Society.

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Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

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  • Ph.D. University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2005

Courses Taught:

  • MEDPHY 507: Radiation Biology
  • MEDPHY 763: Advanced Radiation Biology in Medical Physics
  • MEDPHY 791K: Independent Study in Medical Physics

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