Biophotonics has emerged in recent years as a key research field that leads to many revolutionary advances in biomedical science and clinical applications. It offers unique ways to image, analyze, and manipulate various biological systems (biomolecules, cells, and tissues) with great precision and accuracy. Especially, the possibilities of convergence with nanotechnology, allow biophotonics to address some of the most challenging problems. The primary focus of our research group is to develop cutting-edge ultrasensitive and ultrafast laser-based technologies and methodologies to address critical issues at the frontiers of biomedical science and technology. Our research activities embrace a wide range of areas in biomedical optics and nanobiotechnology, including ultrafast laser spectroscopy, multiphoton scanning microscopy, in vivo fiber-optic biosensing and imaging, photonic crystal biomolecular assay, in vivo two-photon flow cytometry, femtosecond laser interactions with nanoparticle-targeted cells and tissues, adaptive optical aberration correction in confocal microscopy, and single-molecule fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy.
Yong Ye, Jing, Ph.D.
Role: Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering