Roblyer Darren Roblyer, Ph.D. Associate Professor (shown in dual wavelength bands)

Ph.D. Bioengineering, Rice University
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Biomedical Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering (affiliate)
Member, BU Photonics Center
Member, BU-BMC Cancer Center
Member, BU Neurophotonics Center
Member, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Program

email: roblyer(at)bu.edu
Phone: 617-358-1554

Awards and Funding: NIBIB Trailblazer, Department of Defense Era of Hope Scholar, American Cancer Society Mission Boost Awardee, American Cancer Society Research Scholar, St. Baldrick’s Research Grant Awardee, Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care Fellow, BU Office of Tech Transfer Ignition Grant Awardee, Coulter Translational Research Grant Awardee, BU-Fraunhofer Alliance Awardee, American Cancer Society Pilot Grant Awardee, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program (LRP) Awardee, Department of Defense Postdoctoral Fellow, Burroughs Wellcome Fund Travel Grant, NCI T32 Postdoctoral Fellow in Cancer Biology, HHMI Med into Grad Fellow.


Graduate Students:

Sam Spink Sam Spink
Ph.D. Student, BME
High Density Optical Wearable Probe for Breast Cancer Treatment Monitoring
Anahita Anahita Pilvar
Ph.D. Student, ECE
Shortwave Infrared Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SWIR-SFDI) for Non-invasive Blood Lipid Monitoring
Carlos Gomez
Ph.D. Student, BME
Frequency Domain Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy for Inspiratory Muscle Monitoring; NSF GRFP Fellow
Ariane Garrett
Ph.D. Student, BME
Photoplethysmography and Laser Speckle Imaging; NSF GRFP Fellow
Diana Suciu
Ph.D. Student, BME
Frequency Domain Shortwave Infrared Spectroscopy (FD-SWIRS) for Kidney Dialysis Monitoring
Aarohi Mehendale
Ph.D. Student, BME
Spatial Frequency Domain Imaging (SFDI) for Scleroderma


Postdocs:

Kavon Karrobi
Ph.D. Boston University
SFDI, Multiphoton Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging
Thao Pham
Ph.D. Tufts University
Real-time Frequency Domain Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Breast Cancer Imaging


Technical Staff:

Lina Lin
B.S. Boston University
Instrumentation and Electronics Development


Lab Mascot:

Kes
DOGtoral candidate


Lab Alumni (current position indicated):


Anup Tank, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2022) Data Scientist, NanoMosaic, Woburn, MA Thesis
Raeef Istfan, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2021) Imaging Engineer, Neurologica Inc., Danvers, MA Thesis
Matthew Applegate, Ph.D. (postdoc 2016-2021) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
Jacopo Ferruzzi, Ph.D. (postdoc 2019-2020) Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas, Dallas
Syeda Tabassum, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2019) Postdoc, Kainerstorfer Lab, Carnegie Mellon University Thesis
Kavon Karrobi, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2019) Instructor (BU BME) and Postdoc, Roblyer Lab Thesis
Hannah Peterson, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2018) Postdoc, Weissleder Lab, Harvard Thesis
Kshama Doshi, Ph.D. (postdoc 2017-2019) Scientist, Sutro Biopharma Inc., Cambridge, MA
Yanyu Zhao, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2018) Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Beihang University Thesis
Fei Teng, Ph.D. (Ph.D. 2018) Algorithm Engineer, Masimo Inc., Irvine, CA Thesis
Vivian Pera, Ph.D. (postdoc 2016-2018) Staff Signal Processing Engineer at WHOOP, Boston, MA
Alyssa Torjesen M.S. (M.S. 2016) Research Engineer, Philips R&D, Cambridge, MA Thesis


Undergrad Researchers (current and past):


Jacob Chin
BME, ’25
Bernadelle Boateng
BME, ’24
Xiaolei (Linda) Song
BME, ’25
Saif Ragab
BME, ’23
Danielle Nadira
BME, ’23
Kylee Anders
BME, ’22
Jodee Frias
BME, ’22
Minha Lee
BME, ’20
Brannon Cox
BME, ’20
Fay Wang
BME, ’19
Rachita Chaudhury
BME, ’18
Steven LaRochelle
BME, ’18
Michelle Rose
BME, ’17
Shaheer Piracha
BME, ’17
Sanjana Pannem
BME, ’16
Jordan Sweer
BME, ’16
Julia Shi
BME, ’16
Phuong Diep
BME, ’15
Gaby Arguelles
BME, ’14
Jason Porter
BME, ’14
Justin Jung
Univ. of Waterloo, EE, ’14