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  • Dr. Alan Fine, VMD PhD


University Research Professor, Departments of Physiology & Biophysics, Medicine (Neurology), and Pediatrics; and School of Biomedical Engineering, Dalhousie University 

Research Interests:

Optical methods for biomedical research

Development of point-of-care devices for cancer diagnosis and monitoring

We are developing new diagnostic devices to assist in rapid patient assessment anywhere. Prototype pocket-sized devices from our laboratory can carry out a complete blood count in seconds, using only a droplet of blood from a fingerprick.  Counts of specific subtypes of blood cells can be used for diagnosis and monitoring of a range of leukemias and other disorders, returning results more quickly, cheaply and easily than alternative methods.

Involvement with BHCRI to date:

Dr. Fine is a BHCRI Associate Member




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