Current Speakers
Key: Distinguished Speaker  Invited Speaker
Date Name Affiliation Event Information
5/24/17 Enrico Gratton, PhD Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astonomy, and Surgery, UC Irvine   
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

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  

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 bohndiek

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 potma

Eric Potma, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine

Coherent Vibrational Microscopy
11/9/16 robinson180

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 izatt

Joseph Izatt,


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.

Past Speakers
Date Name Affiliation Event Information
03/02/16 6ce06862-1d8d-476b-af73-7c01391cd386

Bruce 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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