Dr. Lane 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).
Dr. Lane 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, fallopian tubes, and cervix.
Dr. MacAulay is the Head of Integrative Oncology at the BCCRC. His formal training includes a BSc in Engineering Physics (1982) from Dalhousie University, an MSc in Physics (1985) from Dalhousie University, and a PhD in Physics (1989) from the University of British Columbia. Dr. MacAulay is an Associate Member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. MacAulay’s research focuses on the development of clinical tools for the detection, grading, and treatment of early, non-invasive cancer. It has long been recognized that cancer can be successfully treated at an early stage, including cancer of the lung, breast, cervix, colon and prostate. Dr. MacAulay’s work includes the development of both macroscopic and microscopic optical imaging devices, image analysis and automated assessment, artificial intelligence, and clinical translation of these technologies.
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, and translation of new instrumentation to clinical settings. His recent work has included adapting these imaging modalities to applications including lung cancer detection, lung transplant monitoring, pancreatic cancer detection, and assessment of the fallopian tube.
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.
Malcolm has a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in Biomedical Engineering Simon Fraser University (SFU). His research started at SFU’s Menrva Research Group, writing data acquisition and display software. At the OCIL, Malcolm is focusing on image reconstruction from novel scanning systems.
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Jeanie graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. Her work focuses on clinical translation: she is exploring the utility of endoscopic OCT and OCT-AFI for early gynaecologic cancer detection, and management of lung transplant rejection. Jeanie is currently leading clinical studies imaging the ex vivo fallopian tubes and in vivo endocervical canal.
Adrian is a graduate of SFU with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Physics. He is interested in advancing the state-of-the art in multimodal endoscopic imaging, in particular, the effective combination of OCT and low NA modalities (such as autofluorescence, fluorescence lifetime, and/or reflectance). Adrian’s work seeks to explore the multipath artifacts present in double clad fiber and develop techniques to improve image quality in multimodal single fiber probes.
Eric BracePhD Student, Engineering Science – Interdisciplinary Oncology Graduate Specialization (SFU)firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric holds Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Applied Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo. Eric is developing imaging tools for biopsy guidance and surgical margin detection of oral cancer. This includes the development of micromotor-based imaging probes, angiography algorithms, and a new imaging platform.
Ian holds a BSc in physics from UBC, and his background is in medical physics. His work is focused on lung cancer management using computer vision tools and artificial intelligence.
MASc Student, Engineering Science (SFU)
Chloe Hill graduated from SFU with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Biomedical Engineering. Chloe is developing image analysis tools using deep learning networks to support clinicians in the detection and diagnosis of oral cancers. Her work is focused on segmentation tools that allow for rapid assessment of epithelial and stromal changes.
- Elham Abouei, PhD, (UBC – Physics, 2021)
- Nilgoon Zarei, PhD, (UBC – Interdisciplinary Oncology, 2019)
- Rashika Raizada, MASc (UBC – Biomedical Engineering, 2018)
- Madeline Harlow, MS (ETH Zurich, 2018)
Co-ops, Summer Students & Undergrad Theses
Andrea Manjarres, Co-op Student & Undergraduate Thesis
Oleksii (Alex) Proskurin, Co-op Student
Ian Thompson, Co-op Student
Carley Schwartz, Co-op Student
Elizabeth Wicks, Co-op Student
Riley Marsh, Co-op Student
Ryan Goldan, Co-op Student & Undergraduate Thesis
Lucas Cahill, Co-op Student & Undergraduate Thesis
Joel McFaul, Co-op Student
Michelle Cua, Co-op Student
Larix Lee, Co-op Student
Michael Yalowsky, Co-op Student
Brian McFadden, Co-op Student
Greg Dennis, Co-op Student
Ricky Lo, Co-op Student
Siebren Kwekkeboom, Co-op Student
Eric Finlay, Co-op Student
Investigators, Post-Doctoral Fellows & Staff
Dr. Anthony Lee, Staff Scientist
Andrea (Andie) Buenconsejo, Research Assistant
Dr. Hamid Pahlevaninezhad, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Colin Schlosser, Research Engineer
Soufiane El Hallani, Research Fellow
Mark Cardeno, Research Technologist
Sujin Lee, Graduate Student Collaborator
Jinbiao Xu, Programmer
Nasir Zulkafly, Research Engineer
Daryl Hyun, Research Assistant
Jamie Cole, Programmer
Dr. Anders Ballestad, Post-Doctoral Fellow