Bouma Group Members
Norman Lippok is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and MGH. He received his undergraduate training in Jena, Germany and completed his dissertation research at the University of Auckland. He joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2014 where he explores novel types of tissue contrasts. His research focuses on light source development and advancing current generation coherent imaging systems. He is particularly interested in polarization, dispersion, high performance OCT sources, spectroscopy, metrology, frequency combs and nonlinear optics.
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 Instructor in Dermatology 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 Instructor in Dermatology 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.