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


We are hiring student for spring of 2021

We have one position with research assistantship available for students who are interested in biomedical optics and tumor biology starting in spring/fall 2021. Students with background or interests in tissue optics, optical imaging, spectroscopy, cell culture, animal model, cancer biology, radiation biology are particularly encouraged to apply. More information can be found in the openings. 

We have new lab member on board !

Our postdoc, Dr. Tengfei Sun joined our group in Feb. Dr. Sun has a research interest in biomedical optical instrumentation development and tumor imaging. 

Welcome Tengfei on board !

We are hiring postdoc and graduate students !

We are hiring postdoc and students !