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!