Stephen Boppart, Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering, is using the Biophotonics Imaging Lab at the Beckman Institute to develop a system to better visualize breast cancer cells and extracellular vesicles.

“We can acquire information about the structure and metabolism of the living tissue. The imaging system allows us to capture all this information simultaneously, allowing us to see many more details about the tissue, cells, and their functions than the current ways of imaging,” said Boppart, who co-leads the CCIL’s Cancer Measurement Technology and Data Science program.

Their findings have been recently published in the Proceedings of the NAS (“Label-Free Visualization and Characterization of Extracellular Vesicles in Breast Cancer“) and in Precision Oncology (“Real-Time Intraoperative Diagnosis by Deep Neural Network Driven Multiphoton Virtual Histology“).

Written by Ananya Sen, Beckman Institute

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