NCAT Joint ERC/BMEN Seminar


Novel Fiber-based Optical Systems forBiomedical Applications

Dr. Raiyan T. Zaman

AHA Postdoctoral Fellow & CVIS Scholar

Division of Radiation Oncology

School of Medicine

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA


11 AM – 11:50 AM – Friday, February 20, 2015

McNair Hall Lecture Room 4


The speaker’s current research interests are geared toward objectives are toward developing novel, affordable biomedical optical imaging systems. Long term, she wants to employ molecular markers in optical technologies for the early diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerotic plaque. 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. Her seminar’s take away point is to demonstrate how optical systems can be used in (1) diffuse optical spectroscopy to investigate the tissue properties of the eye after topical application of hyperosmotic agents, (2) fluorescence spectroscopy to analyze the pharmacokinetics of drug during the treatment of ophthalmic diseases, and (3) fluorescence/radioluminescence imaging for the detection of cardiovascular diseases.


About the Speaker

Dr. Raiyan Zaman earned her BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, after which she worked in industry, as an applications engineer 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. As an American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford, she conducts 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. Dr. Zaman was born in Bangladesh, where she completed her elementary and secondary education. 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.