Metin N Gurcan, PhD

Metin Gurcan


College of Medicine


Biomedical Informatics

Academic Title


Research Program

Molecular Biology and Cancer Genetics

Research Interest

Cancer, Neuroblastoma, Down Syndrome, Breast Cancer, Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress, Lymphoma, T-Cell, Leukemia, Lymphocytic, Chronic, B-Cell, Neoplasm Metastasis, Necrosis, Glioma

Dr. Gurcan's research interests include image analysis and understanding, computer vision with applications to medicine. Over the last decade, his research contributions have concentrated on computer-aided detection and diagnosis (CAD) of cancer. He has developed CAD systems for different organs such as breast, lung and colon and for different modalities such as mammography and CT. CAD development requires interdisciplinary research. Therefore, Dr. Gurcan's research experience covers a wide variety of interrelated fields such as multi-resolution image decomposition, adaptive filtering, statistical pattern recognition, neural networks, image and volume registration, morphological image processing, multi-dimensional optimization, image segmentation, and statistical signal processing. Dr. Gurcan currently manages several histopathological and radiological image analysis related projects funded by the National Cancer Institute, National Library of Medicine, American Cancer Society, Department of Defense and Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation.

Education and Background

Office Location

3190 Graves Hall

333 W 10th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210



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