Past Event

BME Seminar: Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., University of Michigan

October 21, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Schermerhorn Hall, 1198 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10027 501


Optical Diagnostics for Pancreatic Disease Detection

Prof. Mary-Ann Mycek's research program in biomedical photonics involves developing and applying methods of optical science and engineering to probe and quantify the living systems found in biology and medicine. This presentation will describe a multidisciplinary, translational research project employing minimally invasive clinical optical diagnostic technologies and computational modeling of light propagation in human tissues for improved detection of pancreatic disease.


Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., Chair of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan

Mary-Ann Mycek is the Interim Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering and Medical School at the University of Michigan. She is also a Professor of Biomedical Engineering, as well as a member of the Applied Physics Graduate Program and the Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care.

She received her Ph.D. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley, before pursuing postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She was an Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Dartmouth College before joining the University of Michigan.



The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University is proud to host an annual weekly seminar series on the latest developments and research in Biomedical Engineering. The weekly series takes place on Friday mornings at 11:00 AM Eastern and includes a variety of renowned academics from top universities to talk about their specific research and experience. This is a hybrid event.

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