Cinque Terre

Journal publications


A Pilvar, J Plutzky, MC Pierce, DM Roblyer, "Shortwave infrared spatial frequency domain imaging for non-invasive measurement of tissue and blood optical properties," J Biomed Opt 27(6);066003 (2022)


C Bobadilla Mendez, A Gonda, JV Shah, JN Siebert, X Zhao, S He, RE Riman, MC Tan, PV Moghe, V Ganapathy, MC Pierce, "Short-wave infrared emitting nanocomposites for fluorescence-guided surgery," IEEE J Sel Top Quantum Electron 27(5);1-7 (2021)

M C Pierce, "Don't waste a crisis: Opportunities to enhance BME student learning through COVID-19," Biomedical Engineering Education 1;155-158 (2021)


Y Zhao, A Pilvar, A Tank, J Jiang, J C Aster, J P Dumas, M C Pierce, D Roblyer, "Shortwave-infrared meso-patterned imaging enables label-free mapping of tissue water and lipid content," Nature Communications 11;5355 (2020)

H Kantamneni, S Barkund, M Donzanti, D Martin, X Zhao, S He, RE Riman, MC Tan, MC Pierce, CM Roth, V Ganapathy, PV Moghe, "Shortwave infrared emitting multicolored nanoprobes for biomarker-specific cancer imaging in vivo," BMC Cancer 20;1082 (2020)

J V Shah, A Gonda, R Pemmaraju, A Subash, C B Mendez, M Berger, X Zhao, S He, R E Riman, M C Tan, M C Pierce, P V Moghe, V Ganapathy, "Shortwave infrared-emitting theranostics for breast cancer therapy response monitoring," Front Mol Biosci 7;569415 (2020)


J P Dumas, J Jiang, E M Gates, B D Hoffman, M C Pierce, N N Boustany, "FRET efficiency measurement in a molecular tension probe with a low-cost frequency-domain fluorescence lifetime imaging microscope," J Biomed Opt 24(12); 126501 (2019)

C C Sahyoun, H M Subhash, D Peru, R P Ellwood, M C Pierce, "An experimental review of optical coherence tomography systems for non-invasive assessment of hard dental tissues," Caries Research 1-19 (2019)

J P Dumas, M A Lodhi, B A Taki, W U Bajwa, M C Pierce, "Computational endoscopy – a framework for improving spatial resolution in fiber bundle imaging," Opt Lett 44(16); 3968-3971 (2019)


Z Zhao, H Kantamneni, S He, S Pelka, A S Venkataraman, M Kwon, S K Libutti, M Pierce, P V Moghe, V Ganapathy, M C Tan, "Surface-modified shortwave infrared emitting nanophotonic reporters for gene therapy applications," ACS Biomater Sci Eng 4; 2350-2363 (2018)

L M Higgins, V Ganapathy, H Kantamneni, X Zhao, Y Sheng, M-C Tan, C M Roth, R E Riman, P V Moghe, M C Pierce, "Multiscale optical imaging of rare-earth doped nanocomposites in a small animal model," J Biomed Opt 23(3); 030505 (2018)

M C Prager, M C Pierce, P J Atria, C S Sampaio, E Cáceres, M S Wolff, M Giannini, R Hirata, “Assessment of cuspal deflection and volumetric shrinkage of different bulk fill composites using non-contact phase microscopy and micro – computed tomography,” Dental Materials Journal doi:10.4012/dmj.2017-136 (2018)


H Kantamneni, M Zevon, M J Donzanti, X Zhao, Y Sheng, S R Barkund, L H McCabe, W Banach-Petrosky, L M Higgins, S Ganesan, R E Riman, C M Roth, M-C Tan, M C Pierce*, V Ganapathy*, P V Moghe*, “Surveillance nanotechnology for multi-organ cancer metastases,” Nature Biomedical Engineering 1; 993-1003 (2017)

J P Dumas, M A Lodhi, W U Bajwa, M C Pierce, “From modeling to hardware: an experimental evaluation of image plane and Fourier plane coded compressive optical imaging,” Opt Express 25; 29472-29491 (2017)

A Magsam, M Johnson, T Villani, M C Pierce, “Optical projection tomography with a tissue clearing agent for developmental and reproductive toxicology studies,” Birth Defects Research doi:10.1002/bdr2.1098 (2017)

R Shah, M C Pierce, F H Silver, "Vibrational analysis of implants and tissues: Calibration and mechanicalspectroscopy of multi-component materials," J Biomed Mater Res Part A 105A:1666–1671 (2017)

R Shah, M C Pierce, F H Silver, "A method for non-destructive mechanical testing of tissues and implants," J Biomed Mater Res Part A 105A; 15-22 (2017)


R Shah, M C Pierce, F H Silver, "Morphomechanics of dermis - A method for non-destructive testing of collagenous tissues," Skin Research and Technology (2016)

L M Higgins, M C Pierce, T Davidov, “Intra-operative optical spectroscopy and narrowband imaging of the parathyroid,” J Curr Surg 6(1); 14-20 (2016)

L Kim, C Wang, A Khan, M C Pierce, “CTV: The third front,” Int J Radiation Oncol Biol Phys 95(2);800-801 (2016)

J P Dumas, M A Lodhi, W U Bajwa, M C Pierce, “Computational imaging with a highly parallel image-plane-coded architecture: challenges and solutions,” Opt Express 24; 6145-6155 (2016)


M Zevon, V Ganapathy, H Kantamneni, M Mingozzi, P Kim, D Adler, Y Sheng, M C Tan, M C Pierce, R E Riman, C M Roth, P V Moghe, "CXCR-4 targeted, short wave infrared (SWIR) emitting nanoprobes for enhanced deep tissue imaging and micrometastatic cancer lesion detection," Small doi:10.1002/smll.201502202 (2015)

L M Higgins, M Zevon, V Ganapathy, Y Sheng, M C Tan, R E Riman, C M Roth, P V Moghe, M C Pierce, "Line-scanning confocal microscopy for high-resolution imaging of upconverting rare-earth-based contrast agents," J Biomed Opt 20(11);110506 (2015)

M-A Protano, D Shin, T Quang, N Parikh, MC Pierce, G Wang, H Xu, L Xue, F Zhang, M Bhutani, S Dawsey, R Richards-Kortum, S Anandasabapathy, "Low-cost high resolution microendoscopy for the detection of esophageal squamous cell neoplasia: an international, multicenter trial," Gastroenterology 149;321-329 (2015)

D Shin, M-A Protano, AD Polydorides, SM Dawsey, MC Pierce, MK Kim, RA Schwarz, T Quang, N Parikh, MS Bhutani, F Zhang, G Wang, L Xue, X Wang, H Xu, S Anandasabapathy, RR Richards-Kortum, "Quantitative analysis of high-resolution microendoscopic images for diagnosis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma," Clin Gastro Hepatol 13; 272-279 (2015)


G Greening, R Istfan, L Higgins, K Balachandran, D Roblyer, M C Pierce, T Muldoon, “Characterization of thin poly(dimethylsiloxane)-based tissue-simulating phantoms with tunable reduced scattering and absorption coefficients at visible and near-infrared wavelengths," J Biomed Opt 19(11); 115002 (2014)

L M Higgins, M C Pierce, "Design and characterization of a hand-held multimodal imaging device for the assessment of oral epithelial lesions," J Biomed Opt 19; 086004 (2014)

M C Pierce, S E Weigum, J Jaslove, R Richards-Kortum, T S Tkaczyk, "Optical systems for point-of-care diagnostic instrumentation: analysis of imaging performance and cost," Ann Biomed Eng 42; 231-240 (2014)

P M Vila, M J Kingsley, A D Polydorides, M-A Protano, M C Pierce, J Sauk, M K Kim, K Patel, J H Godbold, J D Waye, R Richards-Kortum, S Anandasabapathy, “Accuracy and interrater reliability for the diagnosis of Barrett's neoplasia among users of a novel, portable high-resolution microendoscope,” Dis Esophagus 27(1); 55-62 (2014)


M H Koucky, M C Pierce, "Axial response of high-resolution microendoscopy in scattering media," Biomed Opt Exp 4; 2247-2256 (2013)

T-U Nguyen, M C Pierce, L Higgins, T S Tkaczyk, “Snapshot 3D optical coherence tomography system using image mapping spectrometry,” Opt Express 21; 13758-13772 (2013)

N Thekkek, M C Pierce, M Lee, A D Polydorides, R Flores, S Anandasabapathy, R R Richards-Kortum, “Multi-modal endoscope for in vivo cross polarized and vital-dye fluorescence imaging of Barrett’s neoplasia,” J Biomed Opt 18; 026007 (2013)


M C Pierce, Y Y Guan, M K Quinn, X Zhang, W Zhang, Y L Qiao, P Gravitt, P Castle, R Richards-Kortum, “A pilot study of low-cost, high-resolution microendoscopy as a tool for identifying women with cervical precancer,” Cancer Prev Res 5; 1273-1279 (2012)

P M. Vila, C W Park, G Goldstein, L Levy, M C Pierce, V V Gurudutt, A D Polydorides, J H Godbold, M S Teng, E M Genden, B Miles, S Anandasabapathy, A M Gillenwater, R Richards-Kortum, A G Sikora, “Discrimination of benign and neoplastic mucosa with a high-resolution microendoscope (HRME) in head and neck cancer,” Ann Surg Oncol 19; 3534-3539 (2012)

M K Quinn, T C Bubi, M C Pierce, M K Kayembe, D Ramogola-Masire, R Richards-Kortum, “High-resolution microendoscopy for the detection of cervical neoplasia in low-resource settings,” PLoS ONE 7(9); e44924 (2012)

R Regunathan, J Woo, M C Pierce, A D Polydorides, M Raoufi, S Roayaie, M Schwartz, D Labow, D Shin, R Suzuki, M S Bhutani, L G Coghlan, R Richards-Kortum, S Anandasabapathy, M K Kim, “Feasibility and preliminary accuracy of high-resolution imaging of the liver and pancreas using FNA compatible microendoscopy,” Gastrointest Endosc 76;293-300 (2012)

M C Pierce, R A Schwarz, V S Bhattar, S Mondrik, M D Williams, J J Lee, R Richards-Kortum, A M Gillenwater, “Accuracy of in vivo multi-modal optical imaging for detection of oral neoplasia,” Cancer Prev Res, 5;801-809 (2012)

K H Kim, M C Pierce, G Maguluri, B H Park, S Yoon, M Lydon, R Sheridan, J F de Boer, “In vivo imaging of human burn injuries with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” J Biomed Opt 17(6);066012 (2012)


M C Pierce, P M Vila, A Polydorides, R Richards-Kortum, S Anandasabapathy, “Low-cost endomicroscopy in the esophagus and colon,” Am J Gastro 106; 1722-1724 (2011)

M C Pierce, D Yu, R Richards-Kortum, “High-resolution fiber-optic microendoscopy for in situ cellular imaging,” J Vis Exp (2011)