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Biophotonics Laboratory

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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About Biophotonics

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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Recent News


Dr. Bing Yu's research featured in Marquette Today

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. 

Dr. Bing Yu and colleagues are recipients of a $1.54 million NIH grant

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.

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