People

Bouma Group Members

Taylor Cannon is a PhD student in the Health Sciences and Technology program at MIT. She received her undergraduate training at Vanderbilt University and is currently working on enhancing structural contrast in OCT for clinical diagnostic imaging applications.

Damon DePaoli is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and CBORT’s Technical Lead for external partnerships. Before joining the Wellman Center for Photomedicince, he received a B.Eng. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Victoria and completed his dissertation research in Biophotonics at the CERVO Brain Research Center, Université Laval. His current research focuses on advancing OCT contrast mechanisms, and their real-time visualization, for neurosurgical guidance.

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.

Hwidon Lee is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He received his Ph.D degree at the Pusan National University (South Korea).  His research focuses on development of swept source and high-power pulsed fiber laser for optical coherence tomography and photoacoustic imaging.

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 optical transmission through optical multi-mode fibers (MMFs) and their potential of being transformed into hair-thin stand-alone imaging probes for endoscopic 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.  

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 Visiting Researcher at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine and CBORT. 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.

Vicente Parot is a Visiting Researcher at MGH and Assistant Professor at Catholic University of Chile, formerly an MGH Research Fellow and recipient of the 2019 OSA Deutsch Fellowship. Vicente completed his PhD in Biophysics at Harvard and in Health Sciences and Technology at MIT. He received the Electrical Engineering and Master of Science degrees at Catholic University of Chile. At the Wellman Center, he develops novel anisotropic contrast mechanisms for OCT and strategies for proximal calibration of multimode fiber endoscopes.  https://ingenieriabiologicaymedica.uc.cl/en/people/faculty/799-vicente-parot

Jian Ren is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. 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.

Georgia Thomas is PhD student in the Health Sciences and Technology program at MIT. She received her BSc in Physics from McMaster University.  She is currently working on developing image processing techniques for intravascular PS-OCT.

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.

Mohammad Haft-Javaherian is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He received his PhD from Cornell University and joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2019. His research focuses on rigorous and practical machine learning algorithms that analyze intracoronary PS-OCT images.