Marcu Laboratory

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bookResearch in our laboratory is focused on promoting better diagnosis, treatment and prevention of human diseases through advancements in biophotonics technology – a field at the interface of physical sciences, engineering, biology and medicine. Our research projects target research for development of optical spectroscopy and imaging techniques for medical diagnostics and integration of these techniques in multimodal tissue diagnostic platforms including high-frequency ultrasound technologies. We explore the relationship between tissue pathology and measured optical and ultrasound responses. Many of our studies are conducted in close collaboration with clinical departments (various surgical departments, otolaryngology, cardiology, and pathology). Our work is supported in part by several National Institutes of Health research grants. Our research focus can also be seen in a book co-edited by Dr. Marcu has been published titled “Fluorescence Lifetime Spectroscopy and Imaging: Principles and Applications in Biomedical Diagnostics.”

  • October 2015: Dr. Marcu’s laser work assists surgeon Dr. Gregory Farwell in minimizing damage in throat cancer surgery. News Story Here.
  • September 2015: Dr. Marcu has been granted an R01 to create a new imaging instrument to nondestructively analyze tissue engineered grafts.
  • Past news


    • The Marcu Lab has two postdoctoral research positions available. Please consult the “Jobs” tab for more information.
    • SPIE Photonics West, Feb. 13 – 18

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