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Research in the Biophotonics Laboratory at the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Biomedical Engineering focuses on developing cost-effective optical solutions for use in cancer detection and treatment monitoring. Recent innovations include the deep UV fluorescence microscope, the integrated fiber-optic probe for laser tumor ablation, and the Smartphone Microendoscope, a device that facilitates cost-effective and non-invasive detection and professional evaluation of cervical cancer for any organization with access to a smartphone.
The Biophotonics Laboratory is developing an intraoperative breast tumor margin imaging device with both large margin coverage and microscopic resolution that can accurately and efficiently evaluate an entire surgical specimen.
Learn More about Deep UV Scanning Microscopy
The Biophotonics Laboratory is working to develop affordable cervical cancer screening technology for use in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), where women may lack access to effective or affordable screening procedures.
Learn More about Cervical Cancer Screening in LMICs
Monitoring tissue status during ablation is critical, and investigators at the Biophotonics Laboratory have developed an easy-to-operate, real-time integrated laser ablation (iLA) solution.
Learn More about Laser Ablation with Real-time Monitoring
In response to a growing demand for technologies that monitor tumor hypoxia, the Biophotonics Laboratory has developed a side-firing fiber-optic probe that quantifies tissue hemoglobin content and oxygenation level non-invasively.
Learn More about Monitoring Tumor Hypoxia
Correct positioning of the ETT inside the trachea is critical, and Investigators at the Biophotonics Laboratory are developing novel technology to assist medical professionals in continuously monitoring their correct placement.
Learn more about Real-Time Monitoring of ETT Placement
Access publications and presentations of Dr. Bing Yu, Principal Investigator of the Biophotonics Laboratory.
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.