Brett E. Bouma, PhD, is Professor of Dermatology and Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard Medical School and Physicist in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Since starting his lab at MGH in 1998, he has focused a sustained effort toward the development of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and is internationally recognized for important contributions that have made this technology a clinical reality.
Technological Research and Development PIs
Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. He joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2012 after working in classical and quantum remote sensing. He is focused on bringing additional structural and functional contrast to OCT, with applications in gastrointestinal imaging, and functional retinal and intravascular imaging.
Ben Vakoc, PhD, is Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and affiliated faculty member at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. After participating in a venture funded start-up company that developed optical devices for the telecommunications market, he joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2002 to participate in the development and translation of optical instrumentation to the clinic and biology laboratory.
Seok-Hyun (Andy) Yun, PhD, is Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and affiliated faculty member at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. He joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 2003, where his primary research interest is developing novel light-based technologies for biomedical applications. He is a 2016 MGH Research Scholar and recipient of NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in 2016.
Martin Villiger, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. After completing his dissertation research at EPFL in 2010, he joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine where he is advancing polarization sensitive imaging for applications including intravascular imaging in the coronary arteries. Within CBORT, he is leading efforts to develop new methods and devices for percutaneous and interstitial imaging.
Director for Program Development
Jacqueline Namati, PhD, is CBORT’s Director for Program Development, serving as the primary liaison with MGH and Harvard Medical School, collaborators, external users, and prospective researchers. She received her PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa in 2009 and then joined the Wellman Center as a postdoctoral researcher before transitioning into her role on CBORT.
Petra Bodo is Program Manager for CBORT and joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2006. She is responsible for managing research administration for the Center.