About our Lab

The Biomedical Optics Lab was founded within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Boston University in 2001 by Professor Irving J. Bigio. The focus of our research is in the development of minimally-invasive research-oriented and clinical (both diagnostic and therapeutic) tools, based on optical technologies. Our applications span the breadth of the human body.

Our projects include:

  • Optical Biopsy: we are developing a tool to measure non-invasively the reflectance spectrum of biological tissues to diagnose diseases such as cancer.
  • Sensors to monitor the response of tumors to specific treatments.
  • Optical methods for noninvasive imaging of neural activation and brain function.
  • Developing a real-time imaging feedback system for tissue profiling and guidance during surgery.
Rock Band Party, October 15 2010

Front row: Molly Keenan, Brittany Phillips, Allison Lo, Alessandra Forcucci.┬áBack row: Irving Bigio, Nate Tan, Zhenia Aizenberg, Ousama A’Amar, Katherine Calabro, Aysegul Ergin, Christine Mulvey, Ali Badreddine, Bobby Liu