Laboratory of Optical Bioimaging and Spectroscopy

Principle Investigator

Lingyan Shi

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioengineering, UCSD

​Email: Lingyanshi@ucsd.edu

Teaching courses:

BENG 112B Fluid Mechanics and Cell Biomechanics

BENG 247A Advanced Biophotonics

Nano 247A Advanced Biophotonics

ECE 247 A Advanced Biophotonics

BENG 281 Seminar series

Faculty Profile: http://jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/faculty/faculty_bios/index.sfe?fmp_recid=487


Postdoc

Yajuan Li

Department of Bioengieering, UCSD

​Email: yal026@eng.ucsd.edu

Yajuan Li received her PhD in Cell Biology and Genetics from Peking University. She is passionate about in situ metabolic imaging with novel optical imaging techniques.

Students

Anthony Fung

PhD Student

Department of Bioengieering, UC San Diego

​Email: aafung@eng.ucsd.edu

Anthony is a second year PhD student from Wisconsin who is passionate about the Biomechanical applications of advanced imaging techniques. He earned his B.S. from UC San Diego, where he studied Bioengineering. During his time at UC San Diego, he has led projects in Dr. Dennis A Carson laboratory at Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Schmid-Schoenbein laboratory in the Bioengineering department, and Global TIES. Outside of the lab, he enjoys creating new recipes in the kitchen for his family, friends, and pet parrotlets.


Zhi Li

Masters Student

Department of Nanoengineering, UC San Diego

​Email: zhl026@eng.ucsd.edu

Zhi is a graduate student studying Nanoengineering at UC San Diego with a focus in biophotonics study for imaging. Outside of of the lab, he enjoys playing soccer, basketball and learning programming.


Mira Swartzlander

Undergraduate Student

Department of Biology, UC San Diego

​Email: mswartzl@ucsd.edu

Mira is a third year undergraduate studying Physiology & Neuroscience at UC San Diego. She has worked previously with Dr. Wulfila Gronenberg at the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Arizona, and in Dr. Xin Jin's Molecular Neurobiology Lab at the Salk Institute. When not studying or in the lab, she enjoys dancing, playing music, and participating in the marching arts.


Jie Hao

Undergraduate Student


Khang Hoang

Undergraduate Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

​Email: k6hoang@ucsd.edu

Khang is a second year undergraduate student studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology. He previously worked in the Chemistry/Biochemistry department stockroom under Dr. Mary Sever. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, gaming, and trying new boba drinks.


Darragh Buckley

Undergraduate Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

​Email: djbuckle@ucsd.edu

Darragh is entering his fourth year as an undergraduate studying Bioengineering with an emphasis on biotechnology. He is interested in novel imaging techniques for understanding biology and metabolism. In his free time, Darragh enjoys playing soccer, basketball, and going to the beach.


Summer Joyce Batasin

Senior Design Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Email: summer@tesc.ucsd.edu

Summer is an incoming fourth year undergraduate studying Bioengineering with a focus in Biotechnology at UC San Diego. She has previously worked under Dr. Matthew Shtrahman in the Gage Laboratory at the Salk Institute, and at the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence under Dr. Karen Pierce. In her free time, Summer enjoys going to the beach and trying new restaurants.


Derek Chen

Senior Design Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Email: dec042@ucsd.edu

Derek is a fourth year undergraduate studying Bioengineering at UC San Diego. He has worked with Dr. Christian Metallo in the Bioengineering department at UC San Diego and Dr. Albert Leung at the Center of Pain and Headache Research for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Outside of the lab, he enjoys fitness training, cooking, and chess.


Chloe Nguyen

Senior Design Student

Department of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

Email: cbn004@ucsd.edu

Chloe is a fourth year undergraduate studying Bioengineering: Biotechnology. In addition to being a senior design student in the Shi Lab, she is also a research assistant in the UCSD Biodynamics Lab, where she utilizes synthetic biology techniques to enable the engineering of bacterial communities. In her free time, Chloe enjoys creating balloon decorations and traveling.