Conor Evans, Ph.D.
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
|PhD Harvard University 2007|
Prof. Conor Evans received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from Brown University in 2002 studying ultrafast chemical dynamics in the Chemistry Department under the mentorship of Prof. Peter Weber. Aiming to focus on microscopy and technology development, Prof. Evans then attended Harvard University and received his Ph.D. in Chemistry under the direction of Prof. Sunney X. Xie in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. In Xie’s lab, he worked to develop coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) microscopy as a biomedical imaging tool, and successfully demonstrated the first video-rate in vivo CARS imaging system.
After his graduation, he became a research fellow studying under first Prof. Johannes de Boer and later Prof. Tayyaba Hasan at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine. It was here that he developed his interest in imaging cancer therapeutics, building a time-lapse optical coherence tomography system to study tumor treatment response. Selected to join the Wellman and Harvard Medical School faculty in 2010, Prof. Evans’s lab is now growing rapidly in pursuit of new therapeutic options for patients with advanced forms of cancer. Prof. Evans actively teaches at Harvard University, and will be running his favorite Physical Chemistry Laboratory class in the spring.