The BOTlab’s 9 member team participated in the 2015 BU ACS Relay for Life, raising more than $1500!
Sanjana received a summer UROP to fund her work on 3-D printing optical phantoms.
BME Ph.D. student Meghan Thommes (PI Daniel Segre, Biology/BME), was awarded a Teaching-as-Research fellowship to help transform the junior level BME course BE491, Biomedical Measurements I, to improve the course labs and solidify teaching objectives. She will work with Professor Roblyer this summer to implement these changes.
BME Junior Jordan Sweet was awarded the prestigious Joseph Healey Distinguished Fellowship for the summer of 2015 in the BOTLab. This will support Jordan this summer as he investigates new 3-D printing techniques for fabricating optical phantoms, and comes with a $10,000 fellowship award for stipend and research funds.
Professor Roblyer has received the 2014 Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Era of Hope Award for work in monitoring treatment in early and late stage patients with breast cancer.
Shaheer was awarded a BU Undergraduate Research opportunity Program (UROP) fellowship for Spring 2015.
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BotLab Ph.D. student Syeda Tabassum recently received a graduate fellowship through BU’s Cross-Disciplinary Training in Nanotechnology for Cancer (XTNC) program.
The BotLab recently received a new 1-year pilot grant to spur collaboration with the Bringham and Women’s Hospital. The grant will allow us to correlate our optical techniques with MRI and biochemical techniques during treatment of glioma with extracellular matrix proteases.
The BOTLab was awarded a 1 year grant from the Center For Future Technologies in Cancer Care (http://www.bu.edu/cftcc/) to continue development of a digital DOS prototype and wearable probe.
Our 2014 ECE senior design group won the Design Excellence Award for their work on developing a digital DOS system.
From left to right: Professor Roblyer, Raeff Istfan, Chris Woodall (ECE senior design group), Fei Teng, Thomas Nadovich (ECE senior design group), Caroline Ekchian (ECE senior design group). Not pictured: Benjamin Havey (ECE senior design group)
This comes with an ACS Research Scholar Grant for 2014-2017 to fund chemotherapy monitoring research with DOS and SFDI.
see sections entitled: “Personalized Cancer Treatment Takes Shape”
Congratulations to Shaheer Piracha on being awarded a Summer Term Alumni Research Scholar (STARS) fellowship
The Summer Term Alumni Research Scholars (STARS) Program is an undergraduate program that engages students in faculty-mentored full-time research experiences throughout the summer.
Congratulations to Lauren Perry for being named an Intel Science Talent Search (STS) 2014 Semifinalist
Lauren was named a Semifinalist based on the work she conducted during summer 2013 in the BOTLab as part of the BU Research internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) program.
Sanjana was awarded a BU Undergraduate Research opportunity Program (UROP) fellowship for Spring 2014.
Justin was awarded a BU Undergraduate Research opportunity Program (UROP) fellowship for Fall 2013.
Justin Jung gave an oral presentation on: “A digital broad bandwidth frequency-domain Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (dDOS) system for multiplexed measurements in turbid media.”
Our 2013 ECE senior design group is building us a digital DOS system, here is a video they made for the project!
Raeef took new measurements with a much lower noise preamp made by the Boston University Electronics Design Facility (EDF). Below is a drift measurement (60 repeated measurements every minute for 1 hour) with an 850nm laser diode, taken from 50-500MHz on an optical phantom with a 3mm APD. Also shown are noise floor measurements for all 6 laser diodes.
Raeef helped to take out first few successful frequency-domain measurements through a tissue-simulating phantom on Dec 21, 2012. Below is a plot showing an overlay of 60 repeated measurements over an hour (a drift test) using an 808nm laser diode and APD receiver. There are some noise issues, but a great start!
The BOT lab officially opened July 1, 2012!