Biomedical Engineering

Biophotonics and Bioimaging Seminar Series

Applying technological advances or physical insights to achieve fundamental advances in biology and medicine requires close collaboration between researchers in engineering, physical, life and medical sciences. Based on this premise, the Biophotonics and Bioimaging seminar series will bring together researchers from across the Davis and Sacramento campuses. Distinguished speakers will be chosen from diverse fields of engineering and imaging physics, optical spectroscopy, tissue optics, diagnostic and clinical medicine, translational medicine, and basic biology. Through lunches and Q&A sessions with the speakers, the series will provide comprehensive training and networking opportunities to students and researchers from all departments across the Davis Campus and Medical Center. Moreover the seminar series will provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers to bridge across fields and achieve important breakthroughs.

Areas covered:

Microscopy and nanoscopy

Pre-clinical and translational optical spectroscopy and imaging

Clinical diagnostics

Sensors and probes



GBSF Auditorium 1005 (unless otherwise notified)

Who should attend:

Scientific innovators in biophotonics and imaging

Users or prospective users of biomedical optical technologies

Students and post-docs with interests in the area of biophotonics or imaging

Industry researchers and developers of biophotonic technologies


Vivek J. Srinivasan ( and Laura Marcu (

Sponsors / Affiliates:

Department of Biomedical Engineering

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging

Center of Excellence for Translational Molecular Imaging

UC Davis Optics Club (OSA and SPIE Student Chapters)

Center for Visual Sciences

Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology

Date Name Affiliation Event Information
10/16/13 Stephen A. Boppart University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1/30/14 Jürgen Popp Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany
5/14/14 Kenton Gregory Oregon Health and Science University
5/29/13 Xingde LI Johns Hopkins University
    Distinguished Speaker Invited Speaker UCD Speaker  

Past Events

Date Name Affiliation Event Information
2/6/13 Anand Kumar Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital
3/13/13 Lihong Wang Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis
5/1/13 Steven Jacques Biomedical Engineering & Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University
6/11/13 Yu Chen Bioengineering, University of Maryland
    Distinguished Speaker Invited Speaker UCD Speaker