Imaging life via probing bimolecular vibration
The newest member of the Biomedical Engineering Department, Frank Lu, is working on an NIH funded study that will improve brain tumor surgery.
Join us in welcoming rising star and assistant professor Fake “Frank” Lu who joined Binghamton University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in fall 2017.
Lu’s most recent, innovative project is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Titled “Stimulated Raman imaging for label-free histology to guide brain tumor surgery,” it aims to improve brain tumor surgery using label-free stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) imaging to establish the methodology and practice for label-free neurosurgical pathology that will improve neurosurgeon decision-making during surgery and provide dynamic imaging into the tumor microenvironment.
The project may eventually be useful for treating other types of cancer via image-guided surgeries.
Lu has an impressive background and a history of publishing high-quality work. He completed his postdoc and instructor training at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital with professors Sunney Xie, Nathalie Agar and Alexandra Golby, respectively. He received his BS and MS degrees in optoelectronics and optical engineering, respectively, from Zhejiang University in China and his PhD in biomedical engineering from the National University of Singapore (2006-2010).
The biomedical department is pleased to have him as part of our team of talented professors and look forward to his forthcoming, inventive research.