Investigators

Pierre LanePierre Lane, Ph.D, P.Eng
Senior Scientist
plane@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-8087
Pierre is a Principal Investigator at the BCCRC. He has formal training in Engineering Physics and holds academic appointments at Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the University of British Columbia (UBC). Pierre is interested in the in vivo application of optical imaging, tissue optics, and spectroscopy for the early detection, diagnosis, and management of cancer. He develops and evaluates new optical tools to address unmet clinical needs and works closely with clinical collaborators to evaluate and test these tools in a clinical context. These tools include instrumentation, software, computer algorithms, systems and devices that can be used clinically or in a laboratory to measure the structural, morphological, functional, biochemical or molecular characteristics of tissue. Active projects involve the application of optical coherence tomography, confocal microscopy, and autofluorescence imaging to the lung, oral cavity and cervix.

Anthony LeeAnthony Lee, Ph.D
Staff Scientist
alee@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-8093
Anthony has degrees from Simon Fraser University and Queen’s University and specializes in optics and instrumentation.  He loves making optical devices for in vivo medical imaging and translating them into the clinical setting.  He is currently focussed on different flavours of fiber-optic OCT imaging to guide biopsy collection for cancer detection and diagnosis.

Staff

UnknownSylvia Lam
Research Assistant
sflam@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-8093
Sylvia has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University (SFU) and is also a graduate of the Biomedical Engineering program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). Sylvia is the go-to person in the lab and clinic. She coordinates applications to the Research Ethics Board for new studies. In collaboration with the Biomedical Engineering Department, she certifies that all devices meet the safety requirements set by CSA and Health Canada. In addition, Sylvia develops, validates and implements protocols for reprocessing and/or sterilization of the optical devices developed by our group. She also manages databases to organize data collected by the clinical systems.

UnknownGeoffrey Hohert
Research Engineer
ghohert@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-7093
Geoffrey has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Geoffrey has the perfect mix of engineering skills for the design and fabrication clinic-ready instrumentation. He is responsible for production, validation and quality control of the OCT-AFI catheters used in our research studies. In addition, Geoffrey develops new optical-fiber processing techniques for the next generation of catheters. He also is involved in testing and evaluating new instrumentation in the clinic.

UnknownAndrea (Andie) Buenconsejo
Research Assistant
abuenconsejo@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-7092
Andie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Science (Physics Major). At UBC, she was the co-President of the UBC Undergraduate Physics Society. She is currently working on a project to add high-contrast three-color reflectance imaging to the submillimeter imaging catheters developed by the OCLI group.

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Graduate Students

UnknownRashika Raizada
MASc Student, Biomedical Engineering (UBC)
rraizada@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-8093
Rashika has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering from SFU. She is currently working towards a Masters of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering at UBC. She is interested in the application of OCT and autofluorescence imaging for the detection and management of early oral cancer.

UnknownJeanie Malone
MASc Student, Biomedical Engineering (UBC)
jmalone@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-8093
Jeanie graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. She is currently working towards a Masters of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering. She is studying the potential utility of OCT in two applications: In lung-transplant rejection to determine if OCT can detect the earliest signs of rejection; and in gynecologic oncology for the early detection of ovarian and fallopian tube cancers.

UnknownAdrian Tanskanen
MASc Student, Biomedical Engineering (UBC)
atanskanen@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-7093
Adrian is a graduate of SFU with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics. He is currently working towards a Masters of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering at UBC. He is interested in advancing the state-of-the art in multimodal endoscopic imaging, in particular, the effective combination of OCT, autofluorescence, and reflectance imaging  for the detection and management of early cancer.

UnknownElham Abouei
PhD Student, Department of Physics and Astronomy (UBC)
eabouei@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-8093
Elham has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Sharif University of Technology and a Masters of Science from UBC. She is working towards her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Oncology Program at UBC. She is interested high-resolution OCT, common-path interferometry, and the effective correction of non-uniform rotational distortion (NURD), for the detection and management of early cancers.

Undergraduate & COOP Students

UnknownAndrea Manjarres
Engineering Science – Biomedical Option (SFU)
amanjarres@bccrc.ca
(604) 675-7089
Andrea is working towards a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Her coop project is to develop MATLAB code to create simulated datasets to enable the further development of DMDI correction algorithms.

Alumni

  • Larix Lee
  • Michael Yalowsky
  • Brian McFadden
  • Greg Dennis
  • Anders Ballestad
  • Ricky Lo
  • Siebren Kwekkeboom
  • Soufiane El Hallani
  • Mark Cardeno
  • Jamie Cole
  • Eric Finlay
  • Daryl Hyun
  • Michelle Cua
  • Nasir Zulkafly
  • Lucas Cahill
  • Jinbiao Xu
  • Sujin Lee
  • Riley Marsh
  • Elizabeth Wicks
  • Carley Schwartz
  • Colin Schlosser
  • Joel McFaul
  • Nilgoon Zarei
  • Ryan Goldan
  • Hamid Pahlevaninezhad
  • Ian Thompson
  • Madeline Harlow
  • Oleksii (Alex) Proskurin