Christine M. O’Brien, PhD

Instructor in Radiology

Clinical Expertise:
Research Centers:
Biophotonics Research Center

Research Interests

optical imaging, Raman spectroscopy, fluorescence spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance spectroscopy, instrument development, point of care diagnostics, translation of optical technologies to patients, pre-clinical and clinical testing of optical devices, women’s health, global health

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Education History


Postdoctoral Fellow, W. M. Keck Foundation


Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University


University of Missouri -Columbia


Biomedical Engineering Society
Society of Women Engineers
Women in Science and Engineering
Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
American Society of Lasers, Surgery, and Medicine
Institute for Biological Engineers
World Molecular Imaging Congress


2020 Career Development Award, Biomedical Engineering Society
2019 Optical Imaging Program Poster Award,
2017 SciX Conference Outstanding Poster Award, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies
2015-2016 Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) Scholarship Recipient

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