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Job Opportunity: Postdoc Position In Semiconductor Detectors for Medical Imaging 

A position is available in the Cherry laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California at Davis. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work on detector development. The postdoc will be jointly mentored by Dr. Gerard Ariño-Estrada and Dr. Simon Cherry.

Ariño-Estrada Receives R01 Award for Gamma Detection System

Dr. Gerard Ariño-Estrada, an assistant project scientist in the Cherry Lab, has received an R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop a gamma detection system that will improve the quality control of radiotherapy using protons and improve its efficacy.

New Imaging Diagnostic Tool Lights Up Tumors During Brain Cancer Surgery

(SACRAMENTO) — A new optical imaging technology developed at the University of California, Davis, could help neurosurgeons visually and objectively differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissues during brain cancer surgeries. The technology, called Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIm), could allow surgeons to more precisely and thoroughly remove malignant tumors.

Rucha Joshi Develops Online Course with Formative Feedback Amidst the Pandemic

With a motivation to immerse students in engineering design, graphics communication, and computer aided design (CAD) skills early-on in the biomedical engineering curriculum, Joshi and a few of her graduate students launched a new 2-unit laboratory course on “Graphics Design in BME” in the Spring 2020 quarter for UC Davis sophomores. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they were faced with the significant challenge of converting to an online teaching format instead of the planned face-to-face instruction.

Job Opportunity: Junior Specialist

The Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for Junior Specialist positions. Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, engineering, chemistry, or related field, or equivalent research experience.

Catalyzing the Next Wave of Sustainable Engineering Solutions

This month’s spotlight is Rucha Joshi, Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Biomedical Engineering department at University of California, Davis. Dr. Joshi believes that through entrepreneurship, engineering students can launch trailblazing solutions for the most urgent sustainability and climate-related issues of our time.

Job Opportunity: Radiochemistry Scientist

The Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more positions in the Project Scientist series. We aim to recruit an outstanding individual with the appropriate background and/or experience in radiochemistry, development of molecular imaging agents and cyclotron operation.

Laura Marcu Elected as AAAS Fellow

Laura Marcu, professor in the biomedical engineering department, is among the eleven UC Davis professors elected to the 2020 class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society.

Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Position in Biomedical Optics

A postdoctoral research position is open for applicants with experimental research experience in biomedical optics in the Biophotonics Laboratory ( at the University of California Davis (Department of Biomedical Engineering). We are looking for highly motivated individuals with interest in research and applications of optical spectroscopy and imaging to support the development and clinical validation of novel optical imaging techniques for image-guided surgery and interventional cardiology.

Rucha Joshi Receives Grant from VentureWell

We’re proud to announce that Dr. Rucha Joshi recently received a VentureWell Faculty Grant in recognition of their commitment to inclusive support of students who are creating innovations for positive social and environmental impact! This funding will support two new courses that will introduce students to complex global problems identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

VentureWell’s Faculty Grants program helps faculty and staff at institutions across the country develop or sustain courses and programs that encourage STEM innovation.