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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


Breast Tumor Margin Imaging Team wins MCW CC Pilot Grant

  • May 12, 2022: Dr. Bing Yu and his breast tumor margin imaging team have been awarded pre-clinical pilot award from the MCW Cancer Center for the project, "Development of a deep-learning algorithm to enable deep-UV microscopy for intraoperative assessment of breast tumor margins."  The breast tumor margin imaging team includes Associate Professor Dr. Bing Yu and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Tongtong Lu, MU-MCW Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering; Assistant Professor Dr. Dong Hye Ye and Graduate Student Tyrell Lu, Marquette University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dr. Tina Yen, MCW Department of Surgery; and Julie Jorns, MCW Department of Pathology.

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