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Kimberley S Samkoe, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Adjunct Assistant Professor at Thayer School of Engineering


Ph.D. - 2007 - Biophysical Chemistry, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
B.Sc.Hons. - 2001 - Biochemsitry, University of Regina, Regina, SK, Canada

Norris Cotton Cancer Center


Contact Information:

536E Borwell
One Medical Center Drive
Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Center
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 536E Borwell
Phone: 603-650-7618

Selected Publications:


Examining the Feasibility of Quantifying Receptor Availability Using Cross-Modality Paired-Agent Imaging.
Meng B, Sadeghipour N, Folaron MR, Strawbridge RR, Samkoe KS, Tichauer KM, Davis SC
Mol Imaging Biol. 2021 Jul 20; doi: 10.1007/s11307-021-01629-6. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
PMID: 34286423

TRIPODD: a Novel Fluorescence Imaging Platform for In Situ Quantification of Drug Distribution and Therapeutic Response.
McMahon NP, Solanki A, Wang LG, MontaƱo AR, Jones JA, Samkoe KS, Tichauer KM, Gibbs SL
Mol Imaging Biol. 2021 Mar 9; doi: 10.1007/s11307-021-01589-x. Epub 2021 Mar 9.
PMID: 33751366

Is Tumor Cell Specificity Distinct from Tumor Selectivity In Vivo?: A Quantitative NIR Molecular Imaging Analysis of Nanoliposome Targeting.
Obaid G, Samkoe K, Tichauer K, Bano S, Park Y, Silber Z, Hodge S, Callaghan S, Guirguis M, Mallidi S, Pogue B, Hasan T
Nano Res. 2021 May;14(5):1344-1354. doi: 10.1007/s12274-020-3178-x. Epub 2020 Nov 27.
PMID: 33717420

Intraoperative Detection of Micrometastases in Whole Excised Lymph Nodes Using Fluorescent Paired-Agent Imaging Principles: Identification of a Suitable Staining and Rinsing Protocol.
Li C, Torres VC, He Y, Xu X, Basheer Y, Papavasiliou G, Samkoe KS, Brankov JG, Tichauer KM
Mol Imaging Biol. 2021 Aug;23(4):537-549. doi: 10.1007/s11307-021-01587-z. Epub 2021 Feb 16.
PMID: 33591478

Task-based evaluation of fluorescent-guided cancer surgery as a means of identifying optimal imaging agent properties in the context of variability in tumor- and healthy-tissue physiology.
Tichauer KM, Wang C, Xu X, Samkoe KS
Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng. 2020 Feb;11222 pii: 112220O. doi: 10.1117/12.2546700. Epub 2020 Feb 19.
PMID: 33568879

Hyperspectral imaging and spectral unmixing for improving whole-body fluorescence cryo-imaging.
Wirth D, Byrd B, Meng B, Strawbridge RR, Samkoe KS, Davis SC
Biomed Opt Express. 2021 Jan 1;12(1):395-408. doi: 10.1364/BOE.410810. Epub 2020 Dec 16.
PMID: 33520389

Visualization and quantification of pancreatic tumor stroma in fresh tissue via ultraviolet surface excitation.
Vincent P, Bruza P, Palisoul SM, Gunn JR, Samkoe KS, Hoopes PJ, Hasan T, Pogue BW
J Biomed Opt. 2021 Jan;26(1) doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.26.1.016002.
PMID: 33423407

Prediction of optimal contrast times post-imaging agent administration to inform personalized fluorescence-guided surgery.
Sadeghipour N, Rangnekar A, Folaron M, Strawbridge R, Samkoe K, Davis S, Tichauer K
J Biomed Opt. 2020 Nov;25(11) doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.25.11.116005.
PMID: 33200596

Noninvasive quantification of target availability during therapy using paired-agent fluorescence tomography.
Meng B, Folaron MR, Strawbridge RR, Sadeghipour N, Samkoe KS, Tichauer K, Davis SC
Theranostics. 2020;10(24):11230-11243. doi: 10.7150/thno.45273. Epub 2020 Sep 14.
PMID: 33042280

Dual-agent fluorescent labeling of soft-tissue sarcomas improves the contrast based upon targeting both interstitial and cellular components of the tumor milieu.
Sardar HS, Zai Q, Xu X, Gunn JR, Pogue BW, Paulsen KD, Henderson ER, Samkoe KS
J Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec;122(8):1711-1720. doi: 10.1002/jso.26190. Epub 2020 Sep 3.
PMID: 32885452

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