Co-Founder; Chairman, Board of Directors
United States of America
Dr. Backman is widely regarded as a leader in the biophotonics-cancer community and serves as a charter member of the Biomedical Imaging (BMIT) Study Section at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is a professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, where he also leads the Cancer Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology & Chemistry Program at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has received numerous prestigious awards, and Technology Review magazine named Dr. Backman one of the “Top 100 Young Innovators in the World.” He has co-authored more than 70 research papers published in leading peer-reviewed scientific journals. In the past three years alone, Dr. Backman has served as a principal investigator on research grants totaling more than $10 million. He received his PhD degree from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Division of Health Sciences and Technologies.