People

Bouma Group Members

Taylor Cannon is a PhD student in the Health Sciences and Technology program at MIT. 

Pelham Keahey is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School.  He received his undergraduate training in Physics at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and completed his dissertation research in Applied Physics at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His research focuses on utilizing new imaging and molecular diagnostics to improve the early detection of cancer.

Szu-Yu Lee is a PhD student in the Health Sciences and Technology program at MIT.  He received his Bachelor and Master degrees from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the National Taiwan University. His research focuses on the development of multi-mode fiber endoscopes for clinical research applications.

Norman Lippok is an Instructor at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate training in Physics Engineering in Jena (Germany) and completed his dissertation research at the Physics Department, University of Auckland (New Zealand). His research focuses on new signatures for functional and molecular tissue contrast, high speed swept sources and stepped frequency combs, with applications in coherent imaging.  NLr | Personal website

Jacque Namati 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 at CBORT.

Kenichiro Otsuka is a Research Fellow at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his PhD in Cardiology from the Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine. His current research interests are focused on clinical studies using polarization-sensitive optical frequency domain imaging for diagnosis of coronary artery disease.

Jian Ren is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his PhD from Caltech and joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2013. Fusing optical, biochemical, and computational approaches, his current research is focused on systematic probing and analysis of large-scale complex biological systems, such as brains.

Milen Shishkov is a Senior Research Scientist at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and Harvard Medical School. After graduating with his Ph.D. in Physics from Temple University in 1999, he joined the Wellman Center where he is currently developing advanced fiber optical probes and interface devices for imaging applications in preclinical and clinical research projects.

Néstor Uribe-Patarroyo is an Instructor 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.

Martin Villiger 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 currently leading research in advancing polarization sensitive imaging for applications including intravascular imaging in the coronary arteries.