Vivek J Srinivasan (CV)
2012 Assistant Professor, University of California Department of Biomedical Engineering
2010 Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School, MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
2008 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. PhD, EE&CS Department (Bioelectrical Engineering)
2003 Stanford University, Stanford, CA. BS, Electrical Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering Department
I have an electrical engineering background and an extensive track-record of working in the biomedical field with basic researchers and clinician-scientists. I am broadly interested in the application of biophotonic imaging technologies in clinical medicine and basic biomedical research. I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2003, and my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in May 2008. My doctoral mentor was Professor James Fujimoto. My work was funded by National Science Foundation and MIT Graduate Research Fellowships. My research was focused on the development of novel optical technologies, imaging systems, and their applications in the clinical and life sciences. In addition to performing more fundamental basic research and technology development at MIT, I collaborated with scientists and clinicians at the Tufts-New England Medical Center, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the Joslin Diabetes Center.
At the Athinuola A. Martinos Center at MGH I was awarded a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award in October of 2009 by the NIH to use Optical Coherence Tomography for the study of depth-resolved hemodynamics during brain activation. Recently, my group has initiated collaborations with researchers at the MGH Neuroprotection Laboratory, the Cardiovascular Research Center, and the Stroke and Neurovascular Regulation Laboratory, and secured an Innovative Research Grant from the American Heart Association to support our work. I am also a member of the Glaucoma Research Foundation Catalyst for a Cure 2, a broad research effort with the goal of identifying biomarkers for glaucoma.