Spectroscopic Imaging Laboratory

The Spectroscopic Imaging Laboratory at University of Kentucky is dedicated to develop novel optical methods to advance translational cancer research. The central focus of the group’s research is to develop optical imaging tools for biomedical applications related to tumor metabolism, hypoxia and angiogenesis. Current projects include the following topics.

  • Development of optical platforms including spectroscopy and microscopy
  • Computer simulation of light transport in tissue
  • Cancer therapies prediction and evaluation
  • Cancer metabolism pathway reprogramming

Our lab has openings for students.  For more details, see Openings


Maddie receives Undergraduate Research Fellow Award from the college

Congratulations to Madison Hart, who has been selected as a college of engineering undergraduate research fellow for Spring 2023.  Maddie took BME395 with the lab in 2022 Fall semester during which we developed an independent research project for her.  Maddie will continue her research in the lab as an undergraduate researcher. We look forward to seeing great work from Maddie in the new semester.  

The lab gave a webinar talk to Photonics media on Dec 08 2022

Our lab gave a webinar to photonics media on Dec 08, 2022 to introduce our most recent research on spectroscopy techniques. More details on the feature report can be found in the link below. 


The lab receives ACS-IRG grant

The lab receives the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant (ACS-IRG). This grant will support the group to develop new metabolic imaging technology to study breast cancer radiation resistance machanisms. Thanks ACS for the great holiday gift !