Summer Gibbs


Phone: 503 494-8940
Fax: 503 418-9311

Current Appointment:
Assistant Professor

Center for Health and Healing
Mail code: CH13B
3303 SW Bond Avenue, Rm #13045
Portland, OR 97239

B.S., Biochemistry, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA, 2003
Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2008
Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, 2010

Research Area
OHSU Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine

Summer received her B.S. summa cum laude in Biochemistry from Whitworth College, Spokane, WA, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Summer’s graduate studies focused on noninvasive fluorescence technologies and tissue light transport for brain cancer detection and cancer therapy monitoring.

As a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. John Frangioni at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, Summer developed near-infrared nerve-specific fluorescent contrast agents, derivatized and screed the fluorescent compounds ex vivo and in vivo for nerve specificity and performance for use in image-guided surgery.