BIOPHOTONICS IMAGING LABORATORY
Imaging Life with Light, not Labels
Led by Prof. Stephen Boppart, the Biophotonics Imaging Laboratory is dedicated to developing novel label-free optical imaging technologies and translating these into clinical applications and for biological discovery.
Biophotonics is an exciting field that investigates fundamental principles and develops new optical technology for the interaction of light or photons with biological organisms, tissues, cells, and molecules.
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BIL in the News
Welcome to our photo gallery! We cherish every image we take through our awesome microscopes, every figure that we make, and every photo that we take. We highlight a few of them here.
High-throughput NAD(P)H two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy mosaic of a rat testis specimen acquired in under 5 min. Bower AJ, Li J, Chaney EJ, Marjanovic M, Spillman DR, Boppart SA. High-speed imaging of transient metabolic dynamics using two-photon fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy. Optica 5:2190-1296. 2018.
BIL attending Prof. Boppart's investiture as Grainger Distinguished Chain in Engineering, April 2022.
Simultaneous Label-free Multiharmonic Autofluorescence (SLAM) microscopy image. You S, Barkalifa R, Chaney EJ, Tu H, Park J, Sorrells JE, Sun Y, Liu YZ, Yang L, Chen DZ, Marjanovic M, Sinha S, Boppart SA. Label-free visualization and characterization of extracellular vesicles in breast cancer. PNAS, 116(48):24012-24018. 2019.
Propagation of a Gaussian beam through scattering media!
Guillermo is checking Jenny for the presence of middle-ear effusions using low-coherence interferometry ear probes.
COVID can't suppress our holiday spirit!
What does the fox say? Photon photon photon. (Origami by Edita Aksamitiene)
Can you even spot the ball in this picture?
Captured @ BIL Farewell picnic
Proceedings of BIL second annual camping trip in 10 years!
OCT oral cavity imaging on healthy volunteers. Won J, Huang P-C, Spillman DR, Chaney EJ, Wilberg A, Adam R, Klukowska M, Barkalifa R, Boppart SA. Handheld optical coherence tomography for clinical assessment of dental plaque and gingiva. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 25:116011, 2020.
This is us!
Janet and Prabuddha see Elisabeth's poster at ISRS 2019.
Keeping the team together even if circumstances keep us apart!
In vivo imaging of magnetomotive-force-induced hypothermia using optical coherence tomography and elastography!
Working with multiphoton microscopy leads you to have a love–hate relationship with photons!