Seminar: Arthur Gmitro, Ph.D.

    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    College of Engineering, Harshbarger Bldg., Rm 206 (Coffee Social at 3pm in Harshbarger Bldg., Rm 118B)

    Development of New Imaging Technologies and their Application in Basic and Applied Clinical Science


    This talk will present ongoing research enabling microscopic and macroscopic imaging of living tissue.  The talk will focus on both high-resolution endoscopic imaging for clinical diagnostics applications as well as multi-modality imaging of tumor microenvironment for basic cancer biology research and therapeutic development application.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Dr. Arthur F. Gmitro is the Fenton Maynard Chair in Cancer Imaging and Professor and Department Head of Biomedical Engineering if the College of Engineering at the University of Arizona. He holds joint appointments as a professor of Medical Imaging and as Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He is also an active member of the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Gmitro received his Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona in 1982 under the mentorship of Dr. Harrison H. Barrett. He was an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at Yale University from 1982 to 1987 and then returned to join the University of Arizona faculty in 1987. Dr. Gmitro has been involved in medical imaging research for over 35 years and published more than 75 papers in the field. He is the recipient of the Rudolph Kingslake award from SPIE and Francois Erbsmann prize from IPMI (Information Processing in Medical Imaging). Dr. Gmitro's major areas of research are in Biomedical Optical Imaging and in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has done fundamental work on development of these technologies and directs an active research program in these areas. Dr. Gmitro has served as the primary mentor for 23 doctoral and 4 post-doc students. Dr. Gmitro is the founding and current Director of the NIH-supported Training Program in Biomedical Imaging and Spectroscopy at the University of Arizona. He has developed and co-teaches graduate level courses in biomedical imaging in Biomedical Engineering and Optical Sciences.