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Dr. Audrey Bowden, Principal InvestigatorAudrey K (Ellerbee) Bowden

Office: 316 Keck FEL Building
Phone: 615-343-4339
Email: a.bowden[at]vanderbilt.edu

Dr. Bowden is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering (BME) and Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips Chancellor Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University. She received her BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, her PhD in BME from Duke University and completed her postdoctoral training in Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. During her career, Dr. Bowden served as an International Fellow at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and as a Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellows Program sponsored by the OSA and SPIE. She is a member of the OSA, a Senior Member of SPIE and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Air Force Young Investigator Award, the NSF Career Award, the Hellman Faculty Scholars Award, and the Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award. She is a former Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Journal and a member of numerous professional committees. Her research interests include biomedical optics, microfluidics, and point of care diagnostics.

Current Lab Members

Iftak Hussain
Postdoctoral Scholar

Email: iftak.hussain@vanderbilt.edu
Research: 
Keywords: Optical coherence tomography, urinalysis, point of care diagnostics


Shuang (Grace) Chang
Graduate student
Email: shuang.chang@vanderbilt.edu
Research:
OCT image analysis for early detection of glaucoma. OCT cystoscopy system for bladder cancer detection.
Keywords: OCT, Attenuation Coefficient, Light-Tissue Interaction, Disease Detection.

Anupam Kumar
Graduate student
Email: anupam.kumar@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Developing low-cost portable fNIR system.
Keywords: fNIR, cognitive monitoring, intraoperative detection

Yunqin Zhao
Graduate student
Email: yunqin.zhao@vanderbilt.edu
Research: 
Keywords: OCT, embryology

Rachel Eimen
Graduate student
Email: rachel.l.eimen@vanderbilt.edu
Research: 3D bladder and hollow organ reconstruction from flexible endoscopic data
Keywords: 3D reconstruction, endoscopy, optical coherence tomography, white light microscopy

Joseph Malone
Graduate student
Email: joseph.d.malone@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Developing novel 3D optical imaging devices for low-resource clinical diagnostics
Keywords: OCT, Spectroscopy, Ophthalmology

Seth Crawford
Graduate student
Email: seth.b.crawford@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Development of fNIRS headband system
Keywords: fNIRS, headband, 3D printing

Harmony Bickerton
Undergraduate student
Email: harmony.bickerton@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Augmented reality for neuroimaging in naturalistic conditions
Keywords: fNIR, neuromonitoring, augmented reality

Hongkai Jiang
Undergraduate student
Email: hongkai.jiang@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Developing low-cost OCT for detection of extreme neonatal jaundice
Keywords: Optical coherence tomography, Light-Tissue Interaction, Disease Detection

Tiffany Le
Undergraduate student
Email: tiffany-chau.h.le@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Low-cost fNIRS enclosure development for naturalistic conditions
Keywords: fNIRS, 3D CAD, simulation, 3D printing, injection molding

Mayaank Pillai
Undergraduate student
Email: mayaank.p.pillai@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Automated virtual 3D bladder reconstruction for post-cystoscopy analysis
Keywords: Endoscopy, cystoscopy, 3D reconstruction, computer vision

Natalie Thomas
Undergraduate student
Email: natalie.thomas@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Microfluidics devices for culturing embryos, particularly for in vitro fertilization (IVF)
Keywords: Embryology

Phillip Yoon
Undergraduate student
Email: taehyung.yoon@vanderbilt.edu
Research: Developing birefringent tissue-mimicking phantoms to aid in bladder cancer detection
Keywords: Disease-mimicking phantom, cancer

Former Lab Members

Kevin Ifiora

Undergraduate student

Current position: Vanderbilt University

 

Francis Tsow

Research Professor

Current position: University of South Florida

 

Emily Kight

Graduate Student

Current position: Vanderbilt University

 

Behnam Tayebi

Postdoc

Current position: New York University

 

Zhu Yue

Postdoc

Current position: Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Morteza Khaleghi

Postdoc

Current position: facebook

 

Noé Ortega-Quijano

Postdoc

Current position: Deneb Medical, S.L., Spain

 

Lian Duan

Postdoc

Current position: Optical Engineer at DigiLens Inc.

 

Abhijit Gudjarpadhye

Postdoc

Current position:

Tobias Moritz

Postdoc

Current position: Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

 

Saara Khan

Ph.D.

Current position: Hardware at Facebook

 

Kristen Lurie

Ph.D.

Current position: Software Engineer at Google

 

 

Hee Yoon Lee

Ph.D.

Current position: Research Scientist at Facebook Reality Lab

 

Tahereh Marvdashti

Ph.D.

Current position: Data Scientist at Wolters Kluwer Health

 

Michael Leung

Ph.D.

Current position

 

Gennifer Smith

Ph.D.

Current position:

 

Supervised Students (Research Experiences)

* Names denoted with an asterisk are non-Stanford students

Undergraduate

Christopher Copeland

Gary C.F. Lee

Matthew Millett

Kiran Magar

Monica Agrawal

*Meagan Pipes

*Robin Guay-Lord

Monica Bendernagel

Nicholas Hewitt

Alexander Kucy

Matthew Kahane

Graduate

Timnit Gebru

Ruo Gu

Jenny Knall

Linkai Li

Cezanne Comacho

Sebastian Echegaray

David Freese

William Ling

Jessica Maxey

Yue Zhang

Noy Cohen

 

Supervised PhD Thesis / Exam Committees

Sandra Kjono

Orly Liba

Nathan Loewke

Christine Cordaino

Kassahun Betre

Irena Fischer-Hwang

Gabriel Sanchez

Livia Zarnescu

Eileen Mazzochette

Henrique daCosta

Jonas Ogien

Lana Lau

Laura Huntley

Steven Hong

Emel Tasyurek

Reeve Ingle

 

Supervised PhD Students (non-Stanford visiting students)

Antoine Federici

Mahta Mousavi gra

Henrique S. Gutierrez da Costa

Helge Sudkamp

Yue Zhu

Iris Ellerkamp