IRC: Conversations is a new initiative that aims to bring together faculty from across campus around interdisciplinary research themes.
IRC: Conversations in Biophotonics is the inaugural event in the series. The cost is free, but space is limited so register here.
IRC: Conversations in Biophotonics
Chaired by Professor Laura Marcu
Join us for a full day of networking activities, learn more about funding mechanisms, building collaborations and learning about the most recent advances and opportunities in the field of Biophotonics research.
- Dr. Eugene Arthurs, CEO, International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
- Dr. John Charles, Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program
- Dr. Robert J. Nordstrom, Branch Chief, Image Guided Intervention, The Cancer Imaging Program, NIH-NCI
- Dr. Michelle Freund, Scientific Program Coordinator, Office of Technology Development and Coordination, NIH-NIMH
Coffee and refreshments will be provided
|Dr. Ted Wun, Associate Dean for Research, School of Medicine.
Professor Laura Marcu, Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery; Co-Lead, Comprehensive Cancer Center Biomedical Technology Program.
|9:00am||SESSION I – Biophotonics, Sustaining the Endless Frontier|
|Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eugene Arthurs, CEO, SPIE
|9:50am||SESSION II – Biophotonics in Medicine|
| Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert Nordstrom, NIH-NCI
|10:45am||Flash Talks and Discussion Panel|
| Session Lead: Professor D. Gregory Farwell
|D. Gregory Farwell, MD FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
|The role of image guidance in surgery|
|Michael J Campbell, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery; Cancer Center.
|Optical diagnostics in thyroid surgery|
|Jeffrey A. Southard, MD, FACC
Director – TAVR Program; Associate Professor of Cardiology
|Using light to see inside the coronaries|
|Richard Levenson, MD
Professor and Vice Chair for Strategic Technologies, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
|Pathology, Present and Future|
|Erik R. Wisner, DVM
Professor, Surgical and Radiological Sciences; Director, Veterinary Center for Clinical Trials
|Veterinary clinical trials to inform and accelerate human clinical studies|
|12:00pm||Break, please collect lunch and come back to the room|
|12:20pm||SESSION III – New Frontiers in Biophotonics|
|Keynote Speaker: Dr. John Charles, Chief Scientist, NASA Human Research Program
|1:20pm||SESSION IV – Technology Development in Biophotonics|
|Flash Talks and Discussion Panel|
|Session Lead: Professor Andre Knoesen
|Simon Cherry, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor, Biomedical Engineering
|Photonics in biomedical imaging: Let there be light
Graduate Student, Computer Science; VIDI Lab
|Visualization techniques for biomedical research|
|Xiadong Zhu, Ph.D.
|Label-free sensing thousands of biomolecular reactions on solid supports in real time
|Weijian Yang, Ph.D.||Playing the cortical piano in 3D: two-photon holographic optogenetics of neural circuits in vivo
|2:10pm||SESSION V – Biophotonics in Neuroscience|
|Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michelle Freund, NIH-NIMH|
|3:10pm||Flash Talks and Discussion Panel|
|Session Leads: Professor Vivek Srinivasan and Professor Lin Tian
|Lin Tian, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
|BRAIN Initiative at UC Davis, an Overview|
|Robert J. Zawadzki, Ph.D.
Associated Research Professor, Ophthalmology
|EyePod Imaging Laboratory|
|Karen Zito, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior
|Probing synapse and circuit plasticity with two-photon imaging of novel optogenetic sensors|
|James Trimmer, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology and Membrane Biology
|Nanobodies for neuroscience: development of a toolbox of multifunctional reagents to accelerate the study of the brain|
|4:10pm||SESSION VI – New Opportunities in Biophotonics Research and Applications|
|Session Lead: Professor Andrew Waterhouse
|Andrew Waterhouse, Ph.D.
Professor, Viticulture and Enology
|Biophotonics and Wine|
|James Chan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, NSF Center for Biophotonics
|I/UCRC Center for Biophtonic Sensors and Systems|
|David Slaughter, Ph.D.
Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering; Director, SmartFarm Initiative
|Biophotonics for the farm of the future|
|Eugene Arthurs, Ph.D.
|Emerging Applications of Biophotonics|
|Discussion panel: A. Waterhouse, J. Chan, D. Slaughter, E. Arthurs|
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