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Irving J Bigio

Professor Irving J. Bigio

Professor, Boston University Departments: Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Medicine (Gastroenterology)
Boston University, BME

44 Cummington Street

Boston MA 02215
United States

tel: 617-358-1987
E-mail: bigio@bu.edu
Web: http://www.bu.edu/bmo

Area of Expertise

Biomedical Optics – specifically, diagnostic optical spectroscopy


Irving J. Bigio received his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Michigan in 1974. Until 2000 he was at Los Alamos National Laboratory (New Mexico), including service as Leader of the Laser Science and Applications Program (1988-1994). He has beens a Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, a Visiting Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and a Guest Fellow of Pembroke College at the University of Oxford. Since 2001 he has been Professor at Boston University, with appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics, and Medicine (Gastroenterology).  Dr. Bigio’s research in biomedical optics focuses on the development of diagnostic optical spectroscopy for clinical applications, and on the imaging/sensing of basic cellular dynamics.  He is a Fellow of the OSA, the SPIE, and the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. Dr. Bigio is a native Spanish speaker and would be pleased to deliver lectures in either Spanish or English.

Lecture Title(s)

  • Optical Biopsy: Optical Technologies for Minimally-Invasive Diagnosis of Cancer:
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