JEDIS Summer School Program August 25-30, 2019
Barbora Marsikova –1st Best Poster “Multimodal Modular Optics Toolbox for Photonics Education (UC2)”
Brent Weyers – 2nd Best Poster “Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIm) for Intraoperative Pathology Detection in Transoral Robotic Surgery“
Marrisa Taub – 3rd Best Poster “Development of nanoapertures for trapping and fingerprinting single, sub-50nmextracellular vesicles (sEVs) using Laser Tweezers Raman Spectroscopy (LTRS)”
Elia Alejandra Zegarra – 1st Best Presentation “Speeding up Raman Microspectroscopy”
Jun Zhu – 2nd Best Presentation “Noninvasive, in vivo rodent brain optical coherence tomography at 2.1 microns”
Tanveer Ahmed Shaik – 3rd Best Presentation “FLIm-guided Raman Imaging to Detect Bovine Pericardium Cross-links and Calcification”
2019-2020 Summer GSR Award – UC Davis Graduate Studies Internal Fellowship, Jun. 2019 • University of California, Davis
3rd Place Award Conferred for HORAO Brain Surgeon International Crowdfunding Campaign – Awarded from Technical Report & Presentation, Mar. 2019 • Bern, Switzerland
Representatives of the five most promising projects have been invited to the HORAO Conference in Bern.
by Dr. Laura Marcu
Dr. Marcu will be inducted at NAI Fellows Ceremony in April 5, 2018
Best Poster Award at the Jena-Davis Summer School on Clinical Biophotonics – Conferred by Prof. Jurgen Popp (Scientific Director of Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology), Sep. 2018 • Jena, Germany
National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention Recipient, Apr. 2018 • University of California, Davis
Press release articles below.
Congratulations to Ben, Jen, Julien and Laura for the new publication in Optics Letters.
by Michael Campbell, MD and Shamira Sridharan, PhD
Marcu lab is awarded a AVF grant to investigate wine fluorescence properties.
|Featured on BME news: Medical Imaging Technology Could Light the Way to Better Wine|
|Elevator Pitch/One Minute Research Pitch Competition – 3rd place||Shamira Sridharan|
|Edit honor T32 Postdoctoral Clinical Research Training Program Scholar Award||Shamira Sridharan|
| A reason to smile: Dr. Laura Marcu and Dr. Gregory Farwell work to minimize damage in a cancer surgery using an experimental laser tool designed by the Marcu lab.
||Congratulations to Hussain Fatakdawala for successfully defending his thesis and earning his Ph.D! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!||Dr. Marcu receives two grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop better tools for enabling physicians to assess the safety and efficacy of bioengineered tissues used to treat cardiovascular disease and bone and cartilage repair.|
|Tracking Down Breast Cancer: Dr. Laura Marcu stars on the front page of “Synthesis” for her work in applying fiber optics to tracking breast cancer tumors. You can read the article here.|
|Best Panel Session (Panelist)- IGPS||Hussain Fatakdawala|
|Best Oral Presentation in Engineering – IGPS||Hussain Fatakdawala|
|Best Poster Presentation – BMEGG Conference||Hussain Fatakdawala|
|Best Oral Presentation – UC wide Symposium||Hussain Fatakdawala|
|Dr. Marcu has been elected a fellow of the SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers).|
|UC Davis CTSC T32 Predoctoral Clinical Research Training Program Scholar||Brad Hartl|
|NIH Molecular Imaging Training Grant (2012-2014)||Hussain Fatakdawala|
Dr. Marcu receives NIH R01 grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute to fund her for the development of an intravascular diagnostic technology combining fluorescence lifetime and ultrasound contrast.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Phipps for successfully defending her thesis. We wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors!
Collaboration between doctors at the UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis biomedical engineers lead to discovery of new ways to distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue.
Imaging probe developed by Marcu Lab for early detection and delineation of oral cancers showcased in Medical Design Briefs post on use of biophotonics in medicine and diagnostics.
Laura Marcu and Greg Farwell, Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Otolaryngology at UCDMC Cancer Center, interviewed by Capitol Public Radio’s Jeffrey Callison.
Trial with human subjects show laser probe developed by UC Davis researchers could be used to locate tumor edges during surgery.
Surgeons use technology developed by UC Davis engineers to delineate oral tumor margins.
Biomedical engineers at UC Davis develop laser probe for early detection of oral cancers.
UC Davis Graduate Student Association
|First Place Oral Presentation,
11th Annual UC-Wide Bioengineering Symposium
|Outstanding Academic Achievement Award,
UC Davis Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
|Senior Research Thesis,
UC Davis Integrated Studies Honors Program
|ASUCD Excellence in Education Award||Jennifer Phipps|
Biomedical Engineering Society
|ASLMS Grant,Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery||Yang Sun|
|First Place Oral Presentation,
10th Annual UC-Wide Bioengineering Symposium
|UC Davis Medical Center Volunteer Services Scholarship||Matthew Lam|
|College of Engineering Leadership Citation,
UC Davis Engineering Joint Council
|Presidential Undergraduate Fellowship Grant||Adrian Lam|
UC Davis researcher brings new technologies to the hospital bedside.
|Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award||Hongtao Xie|
Novel device promises to allow neurosurgeons to distinguish between healthy and malignant brain tissue.
|HHMI Med-Into-Grad Scholar||Jennifer Phipps|
|CBST Outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher Presentation Award||Yang Sun|
Laura Marcu elected to BMES Board of Directors
Dr. Marcu elected to a 2007-2010 term as member of the Board of Directors of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), the flagship society of biomedical and bioengineering profession.
|NIH Molecular Imaging Training Grant||Jennifer Phipps|
|UC Davis Regent’s Scholarship||Adrian LamMatthew Lam|
Dr. Marcu develops laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy for use in identifying rupture-prone, “vulnerable” atherosclerotic plaques. (See Video Here)