Current Speakers
Key: Distinguished Speaker  Invited Speaker
 Date Name Affiliation Event Information

Simon Poland, PhD

Research Fellow
King’s College London
Massively Parallel Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Investigate Cellular Dynamics

Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD

Professor and Director
Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies
Robert W. Carr, Jr. Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University
A Technological Approach to Tackling Invisible Barriers to Cancer Progression and Death

Jonathan Lasch, Phd

Executive Director
Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Technology Development: The Pull Model and Lessons Learned
10/30/19 Kristen Maitland, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director Microscopy & Imaging Center
Texas A&M University
Optical Imaging Technologies for Detection of Pulmonary Tuberculosis
8/26/19 Weijian Yang, PhD Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis Optical Microscopy Principles and Applications in Brain Research
8/26/19 Vivek Srinivasan, PhD Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
UC Davis
NIR Spectroscopy Principles and Applications in Brain Research
8/26/19 Lin Tian, PhD Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, UC Davis Optical Molecular Probes and Optogenetics Principles and Applications in Brain Research
8/26/19 Saif Islam, PhD Professor and Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis Advanced Technologies for imaging and Sensing of Faint Signals of Light, Chemicals and Bio-agents
8/26/19 Randy Carney, PhD Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
UC Davis
Raman Spectroscopy, SERS Principles; ERS Based Diagnostic Platform for Cancer Diagnostics
8/27/19 Juergen Popp, PhD Professor, Physical Chemistry, Leibniz-IPHT/FSU Jena Leibniz-IPHT Linear and Non-linear Raman Spectroscopy Principles: Applications in Clinical Diagnostics (Infectious Diseases, Cancer Detection, etc.)
8/27/19 Laura Marcu, PhD Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Imaging Principles: Applications in Tissue Diagnostics (Cancer and Cardiovascular)
8/27/19 Daniel Elson, PhD Professor, Surgical Imaging and Biophotonics, Imperial College London Multispectral Imaging, Ultrasound Mediated Optical Tomography, Structured Lighting, Light Sources in Endoscopy and Scattering Spectroscopy

Stefan Anderson-Engels, PhD

Head, Biophotonics, Tyndall National Institute; Professor, Physics, University College Cork Optical Molecular Imaging in Tissue Diagnostics (5-ALA, etc) — Principles: Applications to Cancer Diagnostic and Therapy
Robert J. Zawadzki, PhD Associate Professor, Ophthalmology and Vision Science, UC Davis Optical Coherence Topography (OCT) — Principles: Applications in Ophthalmology
Jinyi Qi, PhD Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis AI Principles and Applications in Biomedical Imaging
Richard Levenson, MD Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Vice Chair, Strategic Technologies
UC Davis
AI — Role on Histopathology
Past Speakers
Date Name Affiliation Event Information
10/31/18 Jennifer Barton

Professor, Biomedical Engineering; Director, BIO5 Institute, University of Arizona

Optical Imaging for Early Detection
of Ovarian Cancer
5/23/18 Melissa Skala

Associate Professor Biomedical Engineering Dept. University of Wisconsin-Madison Investigator Morgridge Institute for Research

Metabolic imaging of cell-level heterogeneity in cancer
Sarah Abrahamsson

Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz

MF-SIM (MultifocusStructured Illumination Microscopy) for live 3D Super-resolution imaging
2/14/18 Weijian Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis

Two-photon Imaging and Optogenetics in Three Dimensions
1/25/18 Jane Brock, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology,
Harvard Medical School

Challenges and Innovative Approaches for the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Low and Middle Income Countries

Medical Education Building
4610 X Street, Rm 1222
Sacramento, CA 95817

Harrison Barrett, PhD

Regents Professor of Radiology
Regents Professor of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona

New Directions in Biomedical Imaging and Precision Cancer Therapy
11/15/17 Aaron Streets, PhD

Assistant Professor
UC Berkeley

Imaging and Sequencing Single Cells 
5/24/17 Enrico Gratton, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astonomy, and Surgery, UC Irvine

Spectroscopic signatures of cells metabolism and extracellular species using FLIM 
4/6/17 David Sampson, PhD

Head, Optical + Biomedical Engineering Laboratory
Director, Centre for Microscopy, Characterization & Analysis
University of Western Australia

Label-free Tissue Micro-imaging on the
Mesoscale – Advances in Optical Coherence
3/16/17 Brett Bouma, PhD

Professor of Dermatology and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Physicist, Massachusetts General Hospital; Director, Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation

Polarimetry as a Novel Source of Contrast in Intravascular OCT 
2/16/17 Christopher Contag, PhD

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, Microbiology and Immunology. Assoc. Chief, Neonatology. Co-director, Child Health Research Institute and Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS) Stanford University

Insertable, Implantable and Wearable
Micro-optical Devices for the Early Detection of Cancer 
1/25/17 Sarah Bohndiek, PhD

Group Leader, Department of Physics and Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute,
University of Cambridge, UK

Shedding light on tumor metabolism with novel imaging modalities
12/7/16 potmaEric Potma, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine

Coherent Vibrational Microscopy
11/9/16 Stephen K. Robinson PhD Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UC Davis

Director, UC Davis Center for Human/Robotics/Vehicle Integration and Performance

NASA Astronaut (Retired)

Challenges of Human Spaceflight – a Scientist/Astronaut’s Perspective
10/20/16 Joseph Izatt,PhD Michael J. Fitzpatrick Professor of Engineering
Edmund T. Pratt, Jr. School of Engineering
Duke University
Optical Coherence-Based Imaging and Sensing in Biomedicine and Biomedicine
Please note – this will be a joint seminar with the BME Distinguished Seminar Series.
03/02/16 6ce06862-1d8d-476b-af73-7c01391cd386Bruce Tromberg
Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery
School of Medicine
Director, Laser Microbeam and Medical Program
Beckman Laser Institute
UC Irvine
 Biophotonics and the Future of Personal Health Care
 02/12/16 Immagine 001

Francesco Pavone

Professor, University of Florence

European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy (LENS)

Multimodal Biophotonics of Tissues
01/20/16 gregory-faris-310x226_3 (1)Gregory Faris  Program Manager, Optical Systems, Discovery Technologies Biomedical Optics: In Vivo Imaging & Microfluidics
12/2/15 Joel Kubby  Professor and Department Chair of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz   Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging using Direct Wavefront Sensing
11/4/15 Rosenthal_Eben_UAEben Rosenthal Ann & John Doer Medical Director at Stanford Cancer Center  Visualizing Cancer: Surgical Navigation Fluorescent Contrast Agents
10/7/15 p790078-BR_Caroline BoudouxCaroline Boudoux Polytechnique Montréal Multimodal imaging: Dedicated fiber optics combining coherent imaging with molecular sensitivity
5/8/15 Andersson-Engels (1)Stefan Andersson-Engels Lund University, Sweden Upconverting Nanoparticles for Deep Tissue Imaging
2/6/15 gijs-van-soestGijs van Soest Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam Cardiovascular Photonics-Imaging Atherosclerosis and Coronary Interventions
5/14/14 Staff_0003_kenKenton Gregory Oregon Health and Science University Treatment of Severe Extremity Injury Using Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells
1/30/14 PoppJürgen Popp Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany Raman Spectroscopy for Clinical Diagnosis: Potentials and Limits
10/16/13 BoppartStephen A. Boppart University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Translating Biophotonics Imaging into Medical and Surgical Applications
6/11/13 yu-chenYu Chen Bioengineering, University of Maryland Intra-operative OCT Imaging and Sensing Devices for Clinical Translation
5/29/13 Li_XingdeXingde LI Johns Hopkins University Label-free Optical Micro Imaging and Tissue Histology in vivo
5/1/13 jacques1Steven Jacques Biomedical Engineering & Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University Optically probing the nanoarchitecture of cells and tissues
3/13/13 Lihong-Wang-smallLihong Wang Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis Photoacoustic Tomography: Ultrasonically Breaking through the Optical Diffusion and Diffraction Limits
2/6/13 anand-kumarAnand Kumar Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Molecular imaging with time domain fluorescence


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