About MPL

Bio-photonics is a line of research that encompasses multiple disciplines, including physics, mathematics, biology, and engineering. The Medical Photonics Laboratory (MPL) at FIU conducts research in bio-photonics and focuses particularly on the development of devices and methodologies for diagnosis of disease. We focus on the detection of early signs of Diabetic Retinopathy, a disease associated with diabetes, using spectroscopic and polarimetric techniques. We are also developing methodologies for non-invasive monitoring of the skin. We are conducting research on the discrimination of melanoma, one of the most dangerous forms of skin cancer, and we are seeking insights into several forms of skin damage including pressure damage, thermal damage, and electrical damage.

Nicole Sevilla and Karla Montoja are awarded first and second prize at FIU Undergarduate research day 2017, congratulations!

Nicole Sevilla wins best poster at Engineering Conferences International (ECI)

Nicole Sevilla is awarded the CURE Fellowship, congratulations Nicole!

Nicole and Karla have graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering, congratulations!

New article on polarimetry of the cervix in JBO

Special Issue on Polarimetry

Jessica Ramella-Roman becomes a Senior Member of SPIE