Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Translational Biophotonics Lab

Translational Biophotonics Lab


Translational Biophotonics can be described as the development and application of optical and electronics techniques, particularly imaging, to the study of molecules, cells, and tissue that address critical detection, diagnosis, monitoring, and intervention needs at various stages of patient care and disease management. We believe that microscopy based biophotonics imaging, standalone or coupling with macroscopic imaging modalities such as MRI, CT, PET and ultrasound, is the next wave of medical imaging and has significant potential in medical and life science applications. The translational biophotonics lab at the Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering aims to investigate and develop new techniques and devices for addressing unmet clinical needs and decoding unknown disease mechanisms. The lab investigates and develops a broad range of ex vivo and in vivo light microscopy technologies, with or without label, to reduce the burden of cancer and neurodegeneration.




Stephen Wong
Kelvin Wong Michael J. Thrall Alvin Goh James J. Mancuso Jared Gilliam

Olen Rambow

Sheng Weng

Xi Wang

Xiaoyun Xu

Xu Chen

Zhengfan Liu



Translational Biophotonics Lab Group Picture 2013