| 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.|
|Dr. Marcu has been elected a fellow of the SPIE (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers).|
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 researcher brings new technologies to the hospital bedside.
Novel device promises to allow neurosurgeons to distinguish between healthy and malignant brain tissue.
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.
Dr. Marcu develops laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy for use in identifying rupture-prone, “vulnerable” atherosclerotic plaques. (See Video Here)