warram 2Assistant Professor 

Phone: 205-996-5000 | Fax: 205-975-6522

Administrative Support:
Michelle Thrasher


Physical Address:
Volker Hall G082
1670 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233

Mailing Address:
VH G082
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-0012



Areas of Interest

  • Development and clinical translation of novel imaging agents
  • Clinical trials in cancer imaging
  • Image-guided pathology
  • Molecular biology techniques
  • Multi-modality techniques in surgical oncologic imaging
  • Nuclear imaging
  • Combination therapeutic strategies
  • Anti-angiogenic therapy
  • Antibody-based imaging and therapy


Graduate School

PhD, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011


Postdoctoral Training

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Radiology, Advanced Medical Imaging Fellowship, 2011-2013


Awards & Honors

  • 2011, 2nd place, Postdoctoral Fellow Category, John R. Durant Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Retreat
  • 2014, 1st place, Junior Faculty Category, John R. Durant Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Retreat


Selected Publications

  1. Warram JM, Tummers WS, Tipirneni KE, Fengler J, Jacobs P, Shankar L, Henderson L, Ballard B, Pogue BW, Weichert JP, Bouvet M, Contag CH, Frangioni JV, Tweedle MF, Basilion JP, Gambhir SS, Rosenthal EL. Regulatory Aspects of Optical Methods and Exogenous Targets for Cancer Detection. Cancer Res. 2017 77(9): 2197-2206.
  2. Moore LS, De Boer E, Patel N, Chung TK, Korb ML, Withrow KP, Richman J, Morlandt AB, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL, Zinn KR, Warram JMEffects of an Unlabeled Loading Dose on Tumor-specific Uptake of Fluorescently Labeled Antibodies for Optical Surgical Navigation. Mol Imaging Biol. 2016 Nov 9. [Epub ahead of print].
  3. Warram JM, Tipirneni KE, Moore LS, Prince A, de Boer E, Jani AH, Wapnir I, Liao JC, Bouvet M, Poultsides G, Behnke N, Hawn MT, Vahrmeijer A, Carroll WR, Zinn KR, Rosenthal EL. Tumor Types Amendable to Fluorescence Contrast-Enhanced Surgery. Ann Surg. 2017 266(1): 36-47.
  4. Tipirneni KE, Rosenthal EL, Moore LS, Haskins AD, Udayakumar N, Jani AH, Carroll WR, Morlandt AB, Bogyo M, Rao J, Warram JMFluorescence Imaging for Cancer Screening and Surveillance. Mol Imaging Biol. 2017 Feb 2. doi: 10.1007/s11307-017-1050-5. [Epub ahead of print].
  5. Rosenthal EL, Moore LS, De Boer E, Tipirneni KE, Carroll WR, Zinn KR, Warram JM. Detection of Regional Metastatic Disease in Head and Neck Cancer Patients Using a Near-Infrared Fluorescence Labeled Antibody. Clin Cancer Res. 2017 Apr 26. pii: clincanres.2968.2016. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-16-2968. [Epub ahead of print].
  6. Partington EJ, Moore LS, Kahmke R, Warram JM, Carroll WR, Rosenthal EL, Greene B. Laser Assisted Indocyanine Green Dye Angiography to Predict Postoperative Fistula After Salvage LaryngectomyJAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2017 May 18. doi: 10.1001/jamaoto.2017.0187. [Epub ahead of print].
  7. Ramesh T, Moore LS, Patel N, Warram JM, Richter JR, Walsh EM, Aaron GP, Morlandt AB, Hughley BB, Rosenthal EL. Effects of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy on Flap PerfusionArchives of Otolaryngology and Rhinology. In Press.
  8. Prince AC, Jani A, Korb M, Tipirneni KE, Kasten BB, Rosenthal EL, Warram JMCharacterizing the Detection Threshold for Optical Imaging in Surgical Oncology. J Surg Onc. 2017 Jun 19. doi: 10.1002/jso.24733. [Epub ahead of print].
  9. Teraphongphom N, Lu G, Kong C, Ertsey R, Warram JM, Rosenthal EL. Specimen Mapping in Head and Neck Cancer Using Fluorescence Imaging. Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. In Press.
  10. Sherwood J, Rich M, Lovas K, Warram JM, Bolding MS, Bao Y. T  1  -Enhanced MRI-visible nanoclusters for imaging-guided drug delivery. Nanoscale. In Press.