Laura Marcu, Ph.D.

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Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery

Laura Marcu, Ph.D., is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at the University of California, Davis, and her work focuses primarily on research for development of optical techniques for tissue diagnostics. Her laboratory has developed time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy (TRFS) and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy (FLIM) systems for in vivo tissue interrogation, including human patients. Her laboratory has a broad expertise in clinical translation of biophotonic technologies that play an important role in addressing challenges associate with tissue diagnostics and therapies.

Currently, Dr. Marcu holds a joint appointment as a Professor of Neurological Surgery in the School of Medicine. She serves as Co-leader of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Biomedical Technology Program, Domain Leader of the University of California Center for Accelerated Innovation, and Chair of the Designated Emphasis in Biophotonics and Bioimaging graduate program. She is a fellow of OSA, SPIE, the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and the American Institute of Biomedical Engineering.