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I am head of the nuclear medicine physics section, which supports research in PET/CT, targeted therapies, and molecular imaging. As both a medical and biophysicist, I investigate nuclear imaging methodologies to define tumor targets in terms of their metabolic and microenvironmental properties. I have a special interest in the quantitative imaging of tumor hypoxia — a known factor in determining resistance to treatment — and in ways of precisely delivering radiotherapy to a tumor, including targeting radionuclides using antibodies that can home in on cancer cells to provide a diagnostic image as well as deposit a therapeutic dose.

John L. Humm, PhD

John L. Humm, PhD

Chief, Imaging and Spectroscopic Physics; Vice Chair, Research

Research Focus

Medical physicist John Humm focuses on noninvasive imaging of the tumor microenvironment using nuclear imaging methods.
Selected Achievements
  • Loevinger-Berman Award, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (2012)
  • Fellow, American Association of Physicists in Medicine (2007)