Researcher Profile

David J. Foran, PhD

Chief Informatics Officer and Executive Director of Biomedical Informatics and Computational Imaging; Director of Center for Biomedical Imaging; Co-Director of Histopathology and Imaging Shared Resource
Professor of Pathology, Laboratory Medicine and Radiology
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
195 Little Albany Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Phone: (732) 235-6925

Assistant: Cheri Coleman
(732) 235-7696



Research Program Alignments

Membership Type: Full

Research Interests

  • Design/development/implementation of new approaches in statistical pattern recognition, automated image interpretation and computer assisted decision support for resolving problems in computational biology and diagnostic pathology/ radiology
  • Development of web-based data-mining technologies and computational methods for characterizing lymphoproliferative disorders elucidating the role that protein and molecular expression plays in determining the morphologic profiles exhibited by a range of malignancies.

Selected Publications

David J. Foran,  Dorin Comaniciu, Peter Meer, and Lauri A. Goodell. Computer Assisted Discrimination Among Malignant Lymphomas and Leukemia Using Immunophentyping, Intelligent Image Repositories and Telemicroscopy.IEEE Trans. On Information Technology in Biomedicine, Vol. 4:4, pages 265-273. 2000.

Wenjin Chen, Michael Reiss, and David J. Foran. Unsupervised Tissue Microarray Analysis for Cancer Research and Diagnostics. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. Vol. 8: No. 2, pages 89-96.2004.

Robert S. DiPaola, Dmitri Dvorzhinski, Anu Thalisila, Venkata Garikapaty, Michael May, K. Bray, Brian Beaudoin, C. Karp, Wenjin Chen, David J. Foran,Eileen White. Therapeutic Starvation and Autophagy in Prostate Cancer:A New Paradigm for Targeting Metabolism in Cancer Therapy. Prostate.Sept. 2, 2008.

Bonnie H. Hall, Monica Ianosi-Irimie, Parisa Javidian, Wenjin Chen, Shridar Ganesan, David J. Foran. Computer Assisted Assessment of the Human Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor 2 Immunohistochemical Assay in Histologic Sections Using a Membrane Isolation Algorithm and Quantitative Analysis of Positive Controls. BMC Medical Imaging. Vol. 8:11, 2008.

Gabriela Niculescu, John L. Nosher, David J. Foran. 3-D Morphometry and Non-Rigid Registration for Quantitative Analysis and Clinical Assessment in Radiology. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. 4(4):337-47, 2009.

Lin Yang, Wenjin Chen, Peter Meer, Michael D. Feldman, Lauri A. Goodell,Adam Bagg, Wei He, David J. Foran. PathMiner: A Web Based Tool for Computer Assisted Diagnostics in Pathology. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine.13(3):291-299, 2009.

Lin Yang, Wenjin Chen, Gratian Salaru, Lauri A. Goodell, Viktors Berstis, and David J. Foran. Virtual Microscopy & Grid-enabled Decision Support for Large-Scale Analysis of Imaged Pathology Specimens. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine. 13(4):636-644, 2009.

David J. Foran, Wenjin Chen, Lin Yang, Jun Hu, Lauri A. Goodell, Michael Reiss, Tahsin Kurc, Renato Ferreira, Metin Gurcan, Tony Pan, Joel H. Saltz.Image-Miner: Comparative Analysis of Tissue Microarrays using Content-based Image Retrieval, High-Performance Computing and Grid Technology. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Jul-Aug;18(4):403-15, 2011.

Xin Qi, Lin Yang, Fuyong Xing, and David J. Foran. Automated Segmentation of Overlapping Cells in Histopathology Specimens Using Robust Seed Detection, Repulsive Deformable Models and High-Performance Parallel Computing. IEEE Transaction on Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 59(3):754-765.

Karine Cohen-Solal, Kim Merrigan, Joseph Chan, James Goydos, Wenjin Chen, David J. Foran, Fang Liu, Ahmed Lasfar, Michael Reiss. Constitutive Smad Linker Phosphorylation in Melanoma: A Mechanism of Resistance to Transforming Growth Factor-β-mediated Growth Inhibition. Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research. Jun;24(3):512-524.  2011.

Rebekah H. Gensure, David J. Foran, Vincent M. Lee, Vyacheslav M. Gendel, Salma K. Jabbour, Darren R. Carpizo, John L. Nosher, Lin Yang.Evaluation of Hepatic Tumor Response to Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Therapy using Texture Signatures Generated from Contrast-enhanced CT Images.  Academic Radiology. In press.

Karl Miletti-Gonzalez, Kyle Murphy, Muthu N. Kumaran, Muthu N. Kumaran,Roman Wernyj, Swayamjot Kaur, Gregory D. Miles, Elaine Lim, Rigel Chan, Marina Chekmareva, Debra S. Heller, David J. Foran, Wenjin Chen, Michael Reiss, Elisa V. Bandera, Kathleen Scotto, Lorna Rodríguez-Rodríguez.Indentification of a Function for the CD44-Intracytoplasmic Domain (CD44-ICD): Modulation MMP-9 Transcription via a Novel Promoter Response. Element. Journal of Biological Chemistry. Jun 1;287(23):18995-9007. 2012

Evita Sadimin and David J. Foran. Pathology Imaging Informatics for Clinical Practice and Investigative and Translational Research. North American Journal of Medical Sciences (NAJMS). In press.

Rajarshi Roy, Wenjin Chen, Lei Cong, Lauri A. Goodell, David J. Foran, Jaydev Desai.A Semi-Automated Positioning System for Contact-Mode Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. In press.

William J Cukierski, Kaustav Nandy, Prabhakar Gudla, Karen J Meaburn,Tom Misteli, David J. Foran  and Stephen J. Lockett. Ranked Retrieval of Segmented Nuclei for Objective Assessment of Cancer Gene Repositioning. BMC Bioinformatics. In press.

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