Pierre LanePierre Lane, Ph.D, P.Eng
Senior Scientist
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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
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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.


UnknownSylvia Lam
Research Assistant
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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 Assistant
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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.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

UnknownHamid Pahlevaninezhad, Ph.D
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Hamid received his degrees from Isfahan University of Technology (BSc), Amirkabir University of Technology (MSc) and the University of Victoria (PhD). He has obtained expertise in the areas of optical communication, RF/microwave systems, terahertz technologies, and most recently biophotonics. Currently, his research focuses on the design and construction of optical imaging systems for biomedical applications. In particular, he is working on endoscopic optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging for early cancer detection in lung and other organs.

Graduate Students

UnknownRashika Raizada
MASc Student in Biomedical Engineering (UBC)
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Rashika has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Biomedical Engineering from Simon Fraser University (SFU). She is currently working towards a Masters of Applied Science (MASc) in the Biomedical Engineering at the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is interested in application of optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging for the detection and management of gynecological cancers.

Undergraduate Students

UnknownRyan Goldan
Engineering Science – Biomedical Option (SFU)
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Ryan is working towards a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Biomedical Engineering at Simon Fraser University (SFU). He is interested in the processing and automated segmentation of oral images acquired by optical coherence tomography.