News

BOTLab raises money for ACS Relay for Life

By Darren Roblyer
April 27th, 2015 in Lab Updates.

The BOTlab’s 9 member team participated in the 2015 BU ACS Relay for Life, raising more than $1500!

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Congratulations to Sanjana Pannem for her UROP

By Darren Roblyer
April 2nd, 2015 in Lab Updates.

Sanjana received a summer UROP to fund her work on 3-D printing optical phantoms.

Congratulations for Meghan Thommes for Teaching-as-Research Fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
March 24th, 2015 in Lab Updates.

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.

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Congratulations to Jordan Sweer on Summer Research Fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
March 24th, 2015 in Lab Updates.

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.

BOTLab research featured in BU’s Daily Free Press

By Darren Roblyer
March 3rd, 2015 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

Check out a new article about our work and new DOD grant here

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BOTLab research featured on BU Eng Website

By Darren Roblyer
February 25th, 2015 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

A link to the article about our recent DOD BCRP Award

BOTLab receives Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) Era of Hope Award

By Darren Roblyer
February 25th, 2015 in Lab Updates.

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.

A link to the 2014 awardees

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Congratulations to Shaheer Piracha on being awarded a 2015 UROP Fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
January 9th, 2015 in Lab Updates.

Shaheer was awarded a BU Undergraduate Research opportunity Program (UROP) fellowship for Spring 2015.

BOTLab featured in article about BU-BWH collaboration

By Darren Roblyer
September 24th, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

Click on image below to go to article

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BOTLab research featured on Photonics.com

By Darren Roblyer
September 21st, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

See the article here

Syeda Tabassum receives XTNC Fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
September 21st, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

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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.

New Collaborative Grant with Brigham and Women’s Hospital

By Darren Roblyer
September 21st, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

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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.

New Lab Photo

By Darren Roblyer
September 21st, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

Our fall lab outing at Lucky Strike Bowling and Tasty Burger.
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Congratulations to the BOTLab for a CFTCC grant to fund DOS instrumentation development

By Darren Roblyer
May 23rd, 2014 in Lab Updates.

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.

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Congratulations to our 2014 ECE Senior Design Group for their Design Excellence Award

By Darren Roblyer
May 23rd, 2014 in Lab Updates.

Our 2014 ECE senior design group won the Design Excellence Award for their work on developing a digital DOS system.

See an article about their Design Excellence Award here 

 

Boston University College of Engineering on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

 

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)

BU ENG press release for BOTLab work in personalizing cancer treatments

By Darren Roblyer
April 24th, 2014 in Lab Updates.

http://www.bu.edu/phpbin/news-cms/news/?dept=666&id=61422

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Congratulations to Darren Roblyer for being named an American Cancer Society (ACS) Research Scholar

By Darren Roblyer
April 7th, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

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”

http://www.cancer.org/research/acsresearchupdates/more/exploring-all-avenues-to-stop-cancer

Congratulations to Shaheer Piracha on being awarded a Summer Term Alumni Research Scholar (STARS) fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
April 7th, 2014 in Lab Updates.

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 Fei Teng on his Acceptance and Fellowship for the Beckman Laser Institute Short Course in Computational Biophotonics, August 2013

By Darren Roblyer
February 11th, 2014 in Lab Updates.

Congratulations to Lauren Perry for being named an Intel Science Talent Search (STS) 2014 Semifinalist

By Darren Roblyer
February 11th, 2014 in Lab Updates.

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.

https://student.societyforscience.org/intel-sts-2014-semifinalists

Congratulations to Sanjana Pannem for being awarded a 2014 UROP Fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
February 11th, 2014 in Lab Updates, Uncategorized.

Sanjana was awarded a BU Undergraduate Research opportunity Program (UROP) fellowship for Spring 2014.

Congratulations to Justin Jung for being awarded a 2013 UROP Fellowship

By Darren Roblyer
February 11th, 2014 in Lab Updates.

Justin was awarded a BU Undergraduate Research opportunity Program (UROP) fellowship for Fall 2013.

Congratulations to Justin Jung for his SPIE Photonics West 2014 Presentation

By Darren Roblyer
February 10th, 2014 in Lab Updates.

Justin Jung gave an oral presentation on: “A digital broad bandwidth frequency-domain Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy (dDOS) system for multiplexed measurements in turbid media.”

New Group Photo

By Darren Roblyer
December 5th, 2013 in Lab Updates.

Lab Picture 2013
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ECE Senior Design digital DOS video

By Darren Roblyer
December 5th, 2013 in Lab Updates.

Our 2013 ECE senior design group is building us a digital DOS system, here is a video they made for the project!

https://vimeo.com/80378652

Lower noise frequency-domain measurements with new preamp

By Darren Roblyer
April 25th, 2013 in Lab Updates.

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.

 

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First Frequency-Domain Measurements

By Darren Roblyer
January 25th, 2013 in Lab Updates.


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!

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Optical Tables Delivered!

By Darren Roblyer
November 14th, 2012 in Lab Updates.

Biomedical Optical Technologies Lab Opens its Doors!

By Darren Roblyer
August 28th, 2012 in Lab Updates.

The BOT lab officially opened July 1, 2012!