Laboratory of Optical Bioimaging and Spectroscopy

Principle Investigator

Lingyan Shi

Assistant Professor

Department of Bioengieering, UCSD


Faculty Profile:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Lasers (IUSL), CCNY

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, the City College of New York (CCNY)


Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists, New York Academy of Sciences, 2018

Beacon honorees, Photonics Spectra, 2016

Engineering Outreach Award, 21st Century Foundation at CCNY, 2016

Presidential Award for Young Scientist, CCNY, 2015

First Prize Winner of the Seventh Annual Graduate Symposium, CCNY, 2014

Engineering Outreach Scholarship, 21st Century Foundation at CCNY, 2013

NIH Teaching/Mentor Fellow, NIH mentorship program, CCNY 2010-2012

Wallace H. Coulter Award for Academic Service, CCNY, 2011


Lab Members

Anthony Fung

Graduate Student

Department of Bioengieering, UCSD


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.

Yujun Xu

Graduate Student

Department of Bioengieering, UCSD


Yujun Xu was raised in Beijing, China. She earned her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Iowa. She used to work in Dr. Ju Chen's lab at UC San Diego. Yujun likes doing photography outside the lab.

Mira Swartzlander

Undergraduate Student

Department of Biology, UCSD


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.