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The Biophotonics Laboratory in the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering is determined to develop innovative optical devices that are more compact, accurate, reliable, and cost-effective, with applications for cancer detection and therapeutic monitoring, especially in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
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Biophotonics is a multidisciplinary field that studies the interactions between photons—the quantum units of light—and biological systems. Basic research can be broadly applied, but medical applications are of particular interest, as an aging population and projected economic and demographic changes in industrialized and third-world countries demand the development of cheap and lightweight medical solutions, particularly those that are non-invasive and can be used without the supervision of a physician or other medical professional.
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February 2023: Dr. Bing Yu discusses how his research combines artificial intelligence with imaging technology to increase the ability to determine the exact size and shape of breast tumors to improve the accuracy of lumpectomies in Marquette Today. Read more here.
September 2022: Dr. Bing Yu has received a $1.54 million R01 research grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an imaging tool that would more accurately detect positive tumor margins during breast conserving surgeries. Read more here.
The Biophotonics Lab has immediate openings for two graduate research assistants, starting in the spring or fall 2023. Applicants with a BS degree from electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, biophysics, or physics who are interested in optical imaging, optical spectroscopy, optical sensors, and cancer detection are encouraged to apply. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a MS degree or experience in the above-mentioned areas. For more information, please contact Dr. Yu.