Biomedical Optics Lab

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Dr. Guoqiang Yu was recognized as one of the UK College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference in 2020.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu was recognized as one of the UK College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference in 2020. The program recognizes educators who made a positive impact on the lives of their students. Dr. Yu received the same recognition in 2016.

        

UK Part of consortium awarded $6 Million NSF grant for brain imaging

The team at UK, led by Sunderam, includes Abhijit Patwardhan, professor and director of graduate studies in the Department of Biomedical Engineering; Guoqiang Yu, associate professor of biomedical engineering; and Bruce O’Hara, professor in the Department of Biology.

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Daniel Irwin (M.S.) Awarded Predoctoral Traineeship from the University of Kentucky Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (CNTC) (10.10.2013)

CNTC is supported by the NCI/NIH and part of the National Cancer Institute Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, provides advanced multidisciplinary training for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral fellows toward the goal of creating a new type of cancer nanotechnology researcher who will fully appreciate the breadth of disciplines involved in translating novel laboratory findings to cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu Awarded Pilot Grant for Studies on Alzheimer’s Disease (05.07.2013)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu (PhD), Associate Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a pilot grant from the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging for a project entitled, “Noninvasive Optical Diagnosis of Cerebrovascular Disease in Older Population”. This study is a multidisciplinary effort involving collaboration with Dr. Charles D. Smith (MD and PhD, Professor of Neurology), Dr. David K. Powell (PhD, Adjunct Professor of CBME), Dr. Gregory A. Jicha (MD, Associate Professor of Neurology), and Dr. Yang Jiang (PhD, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science).

Lab Members’ Contributions to the Journal of Biomedical Optics (JBO) (Feb.2013)

Lihong Wang, the Editor-in-Chief of JBO published an editorial paper: “Continued Growth of JBO”, which acknowledged the most contributed people and work in 2012. view pdf Our lab members and work were included:

G. Yu, “ Near-infrared diffuse correlation spectroscopy in cancer diagnosis and therapy monitoring,” J. Biomed. Opt. 17(1), 010901 (2012).  This paper was listed as an invaluable review paper. View the paper here.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu was listed as a guest editorial board member.

Dr. Yu Shang was listed as one of top 10 reviewers.

OSA Conference (4.28.2012 to 5.2.2012)

Most of lab memebers attended the Biomeical Optics Topical Meeting orgnized by Optical Society of America (OSA) in Miami, Florida. Ten abstracts were presented by students and postdocs including 3 oral presentations and 7 posters.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu Honored as Notable Research Professor (4.19.2012)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu’s accomplishments in biomedical engineering research and contributions to the University of Kentucky (UK) community earned him “Notable Research Professor”, honored by UK Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers at its annual award banquet (04/18/2012).

“Blood Monitoring Predicts Therapy Efficacy”– Dr. Guoqiang Yu Interviewed by Medical Physics Web (3.1.2012)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu was interviewed by the Medical Physics Web. He introduced our recent research on non-invasive measurements of tumor hemodynamic changes during x-ray radiation delivery. You can check the interview at this link: http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/48807.

The details about our study can be found here.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu Awarded NIH R21 Grant (2.14.2012)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu (PhD), Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a 2-year R21 grant (1R21AR062356-01) from the NIH (NIAMS) for a project entitled, “Noncontact Diffuse Optical Assessment of Pressure Ulcer and Therapy”. This study is a multidisciplinary effort involving collaboration with Dr. Sara Salles (MD, Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation) and Dr. Karin Swartz (MD, Associate Professor of Neurosurgery).

Dr. Guoqiang Yu Awarded CCTS Grant (1.6.2012)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu (PhD), Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a 2-year pilot grant from the University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) for a project entitled, “Noncontact Diffuse Optical Quantification of Hemodynamic Contrast in Breast Tumor”. This study is a multidisciplinary effort involving collaboration with Dr. Margaret Szabunio (MD, Professor of Radiation Medicine) and Dr. Brent Shelton (PhD, Professor of Biostatistics).

Publications Have Been Highlighted by Journals (1.4.2012)

“Noninvasive diffuse optical monitoring of head and neck tumor blood flow and oxygenation during radiation delivery” published in Biomedical Optics Express (BOE, Vol. 3 Issue 2, pp.259-272, 2012), was selected as a spotlight paper by BOE.

“Intraoperative evaluation of revascularization effect on ischemic muscle hemodynamics using near-infrared diffuse optical spectroscopies” published in Journal of Biomedical Optics 16, 027004 (2011), was selected by the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research. (http://www.vjbio.org)

“Diffuse optical monitoring of repeated cerebral ischemia in mice” published in Optics Express 19, 20301-20315 (2011), was selected by the Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics (VJBO). (http://vjbo.osa.org/virtual_issue.cfm)

“Portable optical tissue flow oximeter based on diffuse correlation spectroscopy” published in Optics Letters 34, 3556-3558 (2009), was selected by the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research. (http://www.vjbio.org)

Katelyn Awarded USEC Graduate Fellowship (9.9.2011)

Katelyn‘s academic merit and promise earned her the USEC (United States Enrichment Corporation) Graduate Fellowship in fiscal year of 2011-2012.

Dr. Yu Shang Awarded AHA Postdoctoral Fellowship (5.27.2011)

Dr. Yu Shang, postdoctoral scholar in Biomedical Optics Lab (PI: Dr. Guoqiang Yu) at the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a two-year postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association (AHA) for a project entitled, “Development of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopies for Monitoring Cerebral Blood Flow and Oxygenation in Mouse Stroke Model."

Katelyn Awarded Jack and Linda Gill Fellowship (9.15.2010)

Katelyn Gurley is awarded the Jack and Linda Gill Science and Engineering Fellowship in fiscal year of 2010-2011.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu Awarded NIH RO1 Grant (7.1.2010)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu (PhD), Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a 5-year R01 Bioengineering Research Grant (BRG) from the NIH (R01 CA149274) for a project entitled, “Diffuse Optical Monitoring of Head and Neck Tumor Therapy”.

Dr. Guoqiang Yu Awarded AHA Grant (7.1.2009)

Dr. Guoqiang Yu (PhD), Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Engineering, was recently awarded a two year grant-in-aid from the American Heart Association (AHA) for a project entitled, “A Portable Optical Flow-Oximeter for Assessment of Cerebral Hemodynamics and Metabolism during Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)”.