[Brainmap]: Raiyan Zaman PhD-Novel Fiber-Based Optical Systems for Biomedical Applications

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
Building 149 Rm 2204


Abstract: My research interests are focused on developing affordable biomedical optical imaging systems. My long term objectives aim to develop optical technologies for early diagnosis using molecular markers and treatment of coronary artery diseases. My multidisciplinary research experience and background in optical imaging positions me to develop new optical imaging technologies for potential deployment at an affordable cost. Optical imaging offers many exciting opportunities to develop minimally invasive, low-cost solutions for the detection and treatment of diverse diseases in cardiovascular and many other areas that are yet to be explored. The take away point of my talk is to exhibit how optical systems can be used in (1) Measuring changes in blood flow of skin blood vessels using Speckle Contrast Imaging; (2) Analyzing pharmacokinetics of drug during treatment of ophthalmic diseases using Fluorescence Spectroscopy System; (3) Diagnosis of disease in cardiology using Balloon-Enabled Fluorescence/Radioluminescence Optical Imaging System; (4) Detection/characterization of atherosclerotic plaque using Circumferential-Intravascular-Radioluminescence-Photoacoustic-Imaging (CIRPI) System.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Raiyan Zaman was born in Bangladesh, where she completed her elementary and secondary education. After finishing high school at age 16 she moved to the USA by herself to study Electrical Engineering. Dr. Zaman earned her BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, after which she worked in industry, as an Applications and Senior Applications engineer/Project Manager at Motorola Inc. and later at Freescale Inc. She then entered graduate studies at her alma mater, first earning a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering (focused on Biomedical Instrumentation) and then, the PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering. Her doctoral dissertation research related to the efficacy of hyper-osmotic agents in tissue and a light-activated micro-pattern drug delivery device for in vivo use in rabbit eyes. Dr. Zaman started her Postdoctoral work at the Stanford University School of Medicine as a Cardiovascular Imaging at Stanford (CVIS) Scholar (T32 fellowship) in the Multi-Disciplinary Training Program (July 2011‒June 2013) funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. She developed a novel flexible fiber-optic catheter consisting of both a radio-luminescence and a fluorescence imaging system to detect vulnerable plaques. As an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford, she conducted independent research on “Intravascular Molecular Imaging System to Characterize Plaque” as a Principal Investigator (July 2013‒June 2015) under the mentorship of Professors Michael V. McConnell and Lei Xing, and developed a scintillating balloon-enabled fiber-optic radionuclide imaging (SBRI) system to improve the sensitivity and resolution of plaque imaging using 18F-FDG. Currently, she is an Instructor in the Department of Medicine (Division of Cardiovascular Medicine) at the Stanford University and as a NIH K99/R00 receipt she is developing Circumferential-Intravascular-Radioluminescence-Photoacoustic-Imaging (CIRPI) system to detect and characterize vulnerable plaques in human, mice and porcine models. She has received national awards for her singing skills. Her poems and short stories from her schooldays have been published in national children’s magazines in Bangladesh.