Irene Georgakoudi, Ph.D.

irene-georgakoudi-300x300Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Science and Technology Center
Tufts University

Dr. Irene Georgakoudi is an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Tufts University. She received her PhD in Biophysics from the University of Rochester and performed postdoctoral work at the MIT GR Harrison Spectroscopy Lab and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and of the Optical Society of America.

Her work focuses on the development of spectroscopic imaging approaches that rely on endogenous sources of optical contrast to characterize tissues. She is particularly interested in the use of non-invasive methods to extract quantitative biochemical, morphological and organizational cell and tissue information. Recently her efforts have centered on the understanding of the effects of different metabolic perturbations on endogenous fluorescence and the development of approaches to characterize collagen organization and cross-linking in 3D tissues. She is particularly interested in the use of these techniques for early cancer detection and monitoring of tissue development and repair. She is the co-author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications in this area.