Gary D Luker, M.D.

Principal Investigator

Associate Professor of Radiology
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation
Member of the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences

M.D. Washington University in St. Louis
Radiology Residency, Mallinckrodt Institute, St. Louis
Pediatric Radiologist, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Ann Arbor
GDL’s Publications

Kathryn E Luker, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
KEL’s Publications 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Chun Liu, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering

Brock Humphries, Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Graduate Students

Phil Spinosa 
PhD Candidate in Chemical Engineering, Co-mentored by the Luker lab, his Primary Mentor is Jennifer Linderman.

Postgraduate Research Assistants

Johanna Buschhaus BS 2017, Biomedical Engineering
Research Focus: Fluorescence lifetime imaging of metabolism in cancer.  Her primary areas of expertise is in 2-photon microscopy, fluorescence lifetime imaging, tissue engineering, and mouse models of breast cancer.

Anne Gibbons BS 2015, Environmental Science.
Lab Manager
Research Focus: Menstrual blood stem cells applications for tissue engineering, metabolism of breast cancer cells.  Her expertise includes advanced cell culture methods, isolation of primary cells from patient material, qRT-PCR, Seahorse metabolic assays, and managing many business aspects of the laboratory.

Henry Haley BS 2016, Neuroscience
Manager of animal models and animal imaging
Research Focus: Development of novel animal models of cancer metastasis to bone marrow and quantitative imaging of disease progression.  His areas of technical expertise include animal CT imaging, two-photon fluorescence microscopy, bioluminescence imaging, mouse surgery.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Ben Chiang 

Daniela Lewin

Austin Luker

Tonela Qyli

Nathan Shen



Luker Lab Alumni

In Alphabetical Order:

Stephen P Cavnar, Ph.D

Shashank Chitta

Nathaniel L Coggins

Anna Ehrlich

Joseph B Fenner

Paras Garg 

Martha Hutchins, Ph.D

Rahul Iyengar

Aron Kandinov 

Sarah A Lewin

Jack Liu, Ph.D. 

Kaille Meguiar

Pranav Moudgil

Laura A Mihalko

Matthew Pirone

Paramita Ray, Ph.D.

Drew Rickelmann

Rachel Rivera

Mark A Rudolf

Anna E Salomonsson

Emma Salomonsson

Bradley T Schmidt

Amanda C Stacer

Annie Xiao

Group Photos

June 2017 Laser Tag

Blueberry picking at Dexter Blueberry Farm

Spectral Week (orange day)