Laboratory of Optical Bioimaging and Spectroscopy

Join Us

We are seeking highly motivated and talented postdoctroal researchers and graduate students who are interested in optical bioimaging and spectroscopy to join us.

Graduate student: ​Please contact Dr. Shi at


06/21/2021 Lingyan has been selected as a 2021-2022 Fellow of the Society of Hellman Fellows. Congratulations Lingyan!

05/16/2021 Honghao received full scholarships for graduate program (multiple offers), and he will move to his favorite city soon. Congratulations Honghao!

05/10/2021 Mira received competitive offers for neuroscience research position, congratulations Mira!

05/03/2021 Khang received prestigious Genentech Scholarship for undergraduate research, congratulations!

04/23/2021 Congratulations Summer, Derek, Darragh, Chloe, wonderful job on presenting your senior design project on metabolic imaging of breast cancer with Raman scattering microscopy!

03/29/2021 News article about our Lab by Becky Ham

03/05/2021 Mira and Tony gave oral presentations on Cancer metabolic imaging at SPIE Optical Biopsy, toward Real-time Spectroscopic Imaging and Diagnosis! Congratulations.

02/25/2021 Lingyan was selected "Advancing Bioimaging Scialog Fellow", thanks to Scialog Program committee of Research Corporation for Science Advancement and RCSA and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative.

01/2021 Lingyan was selected Faculty Fellowship 2021, thanks to Faculty Fellowship Program Israel.

08/04/2020 New patent awarded "Method for Imaging Biological Tissue Using Polarized Majorana Photons”. U.S. Patent NO. 10733729 " by Alfano, Sandra, and Shi

07/31/2020 Lingyan received OSA Senior Member Designation, thanks to OSA! congratulations

01/20/2020 New patent allowed “Supercontinuum microscope for resonance and non-resonance enhanced linear and nonlinear time resolved microscope for tissue and materials” by Alfano and Shi

12/12/2019 Congratulations to Anthony Fung for passing his PhD qualify exam!

10/01/2019 Lingyan arrived at San Diego and started the new "Laboratory of Optical Bioimaging and Spectroscopy" in the Department of Bioengineering at UCSD

07/16/2019 Dr. Shi gave a talk at New York Academy of Science, Blavatnik Science Symposium:

09/05/2018 Dr. Shi is awarded the 2018 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists.