Biomedical Optics Research Group

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University


Welcome to the Biomedical Optics Research Group at Northeastern University. Our laboratory  was established in 2008 by Associate Professor Mark Niedre and studies the application of optical engineering to biomedicine.  By nature the field is highly inter-disciplinary and requires the integration of diverse backgrounds such as optical design, software and hardware engineering, image reconstruction, biology, chemistry and medicine.  Please have a look around our site and feel free to contact us if you have any questions!


DIRECTOR  Mark Niedre, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lab LOCATION  342/348 Dana Research Building, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA, 02115

PI office  213B Lake Hall

PHONE  617-373-5410

Email mniedre<at>ece<dot>neu<dot>edu

Recent Lab News:

September 2015

Welcome Xufei Tan and Diane Potart to our group!

August 2015

Prof. Niedre and colleagues awarded a 4 year, $1.5 million grant from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH).  The project aims to develop new technology for in vivo detection of extremely low abundance circulating cells, and to apply this study new mobilization therapies for Multiple Myeloma.  We look forward to developing and applying this technology with our collaborators Prof. Dana Brooks (NU-COE), Prof. Shashi Murthy (NU-COE), Prof. Charles P. Lin (Harvard Medical School) and Prof. Irene Ghobrial (Dana Farber Cancer Institute)!

July 2015

Congratulations to Ying Mu for having her paper “Fast single photon avalanche photodiode-based time-resolved diffuse optical tomography scanner” accepted for publication to Biomedical Optics Express!

May 2015

Prof. Niedre awarded the 2015 Soren Buus Outstanding Research Award for the  Northeastern University College of Engineering.

April 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Stacey Markovic for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation, “Fluorescence Imaging and Tracking of Circulating Cells In Vivo”!  Well done Stacey!

April 2015

Prof. Niedre named a Faculty Fellow of the Northeastern University College of Engineering.

April 2015

Congratulations Mr. Paul Bohn for successfully defending his M.Sc. in development of low-cost cell phone based pulse oximeter!  Great job Paul!

March 2015

Upcoming talk by our group at the IEEE-ISBI 2015 symposium in Brooklyn, NY

April 18th - Vivian Pera, Dana Brooks and Mark Niedre, “A Sparse Nonnegative Demixing Algorithm with Intrinsic Regularization for Multiplexed Fluorescence Tomography”


March 2015

Upcoming talk by our group at the OSA Optics in the Life Sciences meeting in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada:

April 18th - Stacey Markovic, Li Siyuan, Mario Sznaier, Octavia Camps and Mark Niedre “Computer Vision In Vivo Flow Cytometry of Low-Abundance Circulating Cells”

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New!  Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Opportunity 

We have an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in our group.  We are looking for candidates with strong background in optical instrumentation and biomedical signal processing.  The candidate will develop new technology related to fluorescence sensing and enumeration of rare circulating cell populations in vivo.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to contact Prof. Niedre directly!