Tuesday, August 30th 2016, 12:00pm to 1:15pm


Stevenson Center (SC) 5326

Hosted By 

VU SPIE Student Chapter


Dear ​Colleagues,

We are excited to welcome you back for our inaugural Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center Seminar for the Fall of 2016, featuring Dr. Audrey (Ellerbee) Bowden, PhD from Stanford University, California. Attached is a flyer for your reference.

When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016, from 12:00 noon – 1.15 PM

Where: Stevenson Center (SC) 5326

Title:​ Light for Life: New Technologies for Early Diagnostics

Presenter: â€‹Dr. Audrey (Ellerbee) Bowden, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Abstract: In her talk, Dr. Bowden will discuss her group’s recent efforts to design, fabricate and/or construct new hardware, software and systems-level biomedical optics tools to attack problems in:

(i)                  skin cancer,

(ii)                bladder cancer,

(iii)              hearing loss and

(iv)              infertility

Her team places special emphasis on developing new fabrication techniques for 3D tissue-mimicking phantoms, new strategies for creating large mosaics and 3D models of biomedical data, machine-learning classifiers for automated detection of disease, novel system advances for multiplexed optical coherence tomography and low-cost technologies for point-of-care diagnostics.

Bio: Dr. Audrey Bowden completed her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2007, following which she joined as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University, Cambridge from 2008-2010. She joined Stanford University in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. Since then, her research group has focused on developing and deploying novel tools for optical imaging and sensing at the microscale and nanoscale, for applications in the clinic as well as basic science research. Her group also have particular interest in the development of low-cost, portable technologies suited for use in poorly resourced environment

As always, please pass this information on to others you feel may be interested.


Giju Thomas & Mohit Ganguly

​Biophotonics Seminar Series Coordinators

Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center, FEL Building

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Vanderbilt University