Laura Marcu

uc davis bme mse grad laura marcu

Position Title

Biomedical Engineering

GBSF 2513
Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility (GBSF) at UC Davis, 451 Health Sciences Dr., Davis CA 95616
Fluorescence lifetime spectroscopy and imaging techniques, optical diagnosis of biological tissue, clinical applications of biophotonic technologies, label-free optical characterization of biomaterials

Marcu’s group is best known for researching and engineering fluorescence lifetime-based instrumentation and multimodal imaging systems which enable studies of the molecular, metabolic and morphologic changes in living systems ranging from biological cells and animal models to human patients. Her applied research targets unique applications that impact clinical management of critical human disease, with an emphasis on three distinct areas: cardiovascular systems (intravascular diagnostics), oncology (intraoperative delineation of surgical margins) and regenerative medicine (tissue engineering).