Women in Science Informal Career Discussion and Dinner
Prof. Laura Marcu
Thursday, April 20
Laura Marcu is Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery at University of California at Davis. She received her doctorate degree in biomedical engineering in 1998 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Prior of joining UC Davis in 2006 she served as the Director of the Biophotonics Research Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was a Research Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Her research interests include the development of fluorescence-based instrumentation and methodologies which enable studies of the molecular, metabolic and morphologic changes in living systems ranging from biological cells and animal models of human diseases to human patients. Her applied research has targeted solutions for main societal problems including the atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and cancer. She is an associate editor for Biomedical Optics Express and an elected Fellow of OSA, SPIE, AIMBE, and BMES.