Current Speakers
Key: Distinguished Speaker  Invited Speaker
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


Weijian Yang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis Two-photon Imaging and Optogenetics in Three Dimensions



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

Free Registration:

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

Aaron Streets, PhD

Assistant Professor
UC Berkeley
Imaging and Sequencing Single Cells 

Enrico Gratton, PhD

Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Physics and Astonomy, and Surgery, UC Irvine Spectroscopic signatures of cells metabolism and extracellular species using FLIM 

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 
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
Past Speakers
Date Name Affiliation Event Information
12/7/16 potma

Eric Potma, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine

Coherent Vibrational Microscopy

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
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-af73-7c01391cd386

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

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 Boudoux

Caroline 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-soest

Gijs van Soest

Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam Cardiovascular Photonics-Imaging Atherosclerosis and Coronary Interventions
5/14/14 Staff_0003_ken

Kenton Gregory

Oregon Health and Science University Treatment of Severe Extremity Injury Using Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells
1/30/14 Popp

Jürgen Popp

Friedrich-Schiller University, Germany Raman Spectroscopy for Clinical Diagnosis: Potentials and Limits
10/16/13 Boppart

Stephen A. Boppart

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Translating Biophotonics Imaging into Medical and Surgical Applications
6/11/13 yu-chen

Yu Chen

Bioengineering, University of Maryland Intra-operative OCT Imaging and Sensing Devices for Clinical Translation
5/29/13 Li_Xingde

Xingde LI

Johns Hopkins University Label-free Optical Micro Imaging and Tissue Histology in vivo
5/1/13 jacques1

Steven Jacques

Biomedical Engineering & Dermatology, Oregon Health & Science University Optically probing the nanoarchitecture of cells and tissues
3/13/13 Lihong-Wang-small

Lihong Wang

Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis Photoacoustic Tomography: Ultrasonically Breaking through the Optical Diffusion and Diffraction Limits
2/6/13 anand-kumar

Anand Kumar

Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital Molecular imaging with time domain fluorescence


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