Principal Investigator:

Boston University College of Engineering on Tuesday, April 15, 2014.Darren Roblyer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Member, BU Photonics Center
Joint Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
email: roblyer(at)
Phone: 617-358-1554


Awards: American Cancer Society Research Scholar, Center for the Center of Future Technologies in Cancer Care Fellow, American Cancer Society Pilot Grant, Department of Defense Postdoctoral Fellow, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Travel Grant, NCI T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Biology, HHMI Med into Grad Fellow.



Graduate Students:

Ph.D. Student, ECEFei Teng
Ph.D. Student, ECE

Ph.D. Student, ECESyeda Tabassum
Ph.D. Student, ECE

Yanyu ZhaoYanyu Zhao
Ph.D. Student, BME
Hannah_ZAFHannah Peterson
Ph.D. Student, BME



Sanjana Pannem
BME, ’16
Phuong Diep
BME, ’15
Shaheer Piracha
BME, ’17
Julia Shi
BME, ’16


Raeef Istfan, B.S.
Research Scientist
Justin Jung
Undergrad, Univ. of Waterloo
Jason Porter
Undergraduate Researcher
Justin Hong
Undergraduate Researcher
Gaby Arguelles
Undergraduate Researcher


Irving Bigio, Ph.D.
Boston University, BME
Project: “Optical detection of apoptosis”
David Waxman, Ph.D.
Boston University, Biology
Project: “Optical Monitoring of Chemotherapy Response”
Srinivasan Mukundan, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard
Project: “Correlation of optical and MRI markers of Chemotherapy Response”
Mariano Viapiano, M.D., Ph.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard
Project: “Tracking the Response of ECM proteases for Glioma”
Rita Blanchard, M.D.
Boston Medical Center
Project: “Clinical Monitoring of Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy with Diffuse Optics”
David Cuccia, Ph.D.; Amaan Mazhar, Ph.D.
Modulated Imaging Inc.
Project: “Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI) for Small Animal Imaging”