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We are hiring a postdoctoral scholar and a PhD graduate student. Please contact Dr. Li at cli32@ucmerced.edu if you are interested in biomedical imaging lab in UC Merced. 

May, 2022

In News: Our STTR grant news is reported in UC Merced website. 

https://news.ucmerced.edu//news/2022/bioengineers-work-new-technology-lo...

May 2022

Defense: Ignacio Romero has defended his dissertation successfully. Congratulations!

May 2022

Promotion: Dr. Changqing Li is promoted to full professor (effective from July 1st, 2022). Cheers!

May 2022

New lab member: Jason Ngo will join our lab as PhD student from August 2022 with R1 fellowship. Welcome!

May 2022

New lab member: Wei Shang will join our lab as PhD student from May 2022. Welcome!

April 2022

Ignacio Romero was admitted to the Stanford University Medical Physicst Residency Program. Congratulations to him!

April 2022

Paper: The paper of "Correlation between X-ray tube current exposure time and X-ray photon number in GATE" by Ignacio Romero, Yile Fang, and Changqing Li has been accepted by Journal of X-ray Science and Technology. Cheers! 

March 2022

Grant: Phase 2 fund of the Fast Track STTR grant (R42GM142394) is approved. Cheers!

Nov 2021

Fellowship: Ignacio Romero has received the Graduate Dean Disseration Fellowship. Cheers! 

July 2021

Paper: The paper of "Investigation of contrast agents for x-ray luminescence computed tomography" by Lun MC, Ranasinghe M, Arfuzzman M, Fang YL, Guo YP, Anker JN, Li CQ has been accepted by Applied Optics. Cheers! 

June 2021

Paper: The paper of "A feasibility study of time of flight cone beam computed tomography" by Ignacio Romero and Changqing Li has been accepted by Journal of X-ray Science and Technology. Cheers! 

June 2021

Paper: The paper of "X-ray fluorescence computed tomography (XFCT) imaging with a superfine x-ray pencil beam" by Ignacio Romero, Yile Fang, Michael Lun, and Changqing Li has been accepted by Photonics. Cheers! 

May 2021

Paper: The paper of "Radiation dose estimation for pencil beam x-ray luminescence computed tomography imaging" by Ignacio Romero and Changqing Li has been accepted by Journal of X-ray Science and Technology. Cheers! 

May 2021

Award:  Ignacio Romero, Phd Candidate, has won the 2nd place award in the AAPM North California Chapter Young Investigator Symposium. His presentation title is "X-ray fluorescence computed tomography (XFCT) imaging with a superfine pencil beam x-ray source". Congratulations!

May 2021

Grant: Dr. Li (as subcontract-PI) has been awarded a Fast Track STTR grant (R42GM142394) from NIH with Sigray, Inc. Cheers!

May 2021

Grant: Dr. Li (as PI) has been awarded an Administrative Supplemental grant (R01EB026646-04S1) from NIH. Cheers!

Feb 2021

Paper: The paper of "Focused x-ray luminescence imaging system for small animals based on a rotary gantry" by Michael Lun, etc. has been accepted by Journal of Biomedical Optics. Cheers! 

Jan 2021

Paper: The paper of "Self-assembled Camptothecin derivatives - Curcuminoids conjugate for combinatorial chemo-photodynamic therapy to enhance anti-tumor efficay" by Yiping Guo, etc. has been published in the Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology. Cheers! 

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotobiol.2021.112124

Dec 2020

Defense: Yiping Guo has defended her dissertation successfully. Congratulations!

August 2020

New graduate students: Yibing Zhang and Jarrod Cortez have joined Dr. Changqing Li's lab as PhD graduate students. Welcome.

May 2020

Grant: Dr. Li (as Co-PI) has been awarded a CITRIS's Rapid Response seed grant with Drs. Wei-chun Chin (PI) and Jennifer Lu (CO-PI). Cheers!

https://news.ucmerced.edu/news/2020/uc-merced-part-citris’s-covid-19-r...

May 2020

Defense: Michael Lun has defended his dissertation successfully. Congratulations!

May 2020

Award: Michael Lun has won the first place award in the AAPM North California Chapter Young Investigator Symposium. Congratulations!

April 2020

Qualify Exam: Ignacio Romero has become a PhD canidate by passing his qualify exam today. 

Dec 2019

Paper: The paper of "Structure-based design of self-delivered curcuminmoids and camptothecin derivatives for targeting cancer therapy with diarrhoea eradication" by HJ Xiao, YP Guo, et al., has been accepted by BIOMATERIALS. 

Oct 2019

Fellowship: Michael Lun has received the Graduate Dean Disseration Fellowship.

Aug 2019

Paper: The paper of "Method for improving the spatial resolution of narrow x-ray beam-based x-ray luminescence computed tomography imaging" by Y. Zhang, M. Lun, C. Li, and Z. Zhou has been published in Journal of Biomedical Optics.

Jan 2019

Lab Member: Mr. Yile Fang joined our lab as a PhD graduate student. 

Dec 2018

Paper: The paper of "Background luminescence in x-ray luminescence computed tomography imaigng" by M. Lun, C. Li has been published in Applied Optics.

Dec 2018

Paper: The paper of "Time domain x-ray luminescence computed tomography: numerical simulations" by W. Zhang, I. Romero, C. Li has been published in Biomedical Optics Express. Cheers!

Dec 2018

Lab Member: Dr. Mahsa Paziresh joined our lab as a postdoctoral scholar. 

Sept 9, 2018

In News: Our R01 grant news is reported in UC Merced website. 

https://news.ucmerced.edu/news/2018/25m-grant-will-help-professor-build-...

August 2018

Lab Member: Mr. Ignacio Romero joined our lab as a PhD graduate student. 

June 29, 2018

Defense: Kavita Kumar successfully defended her master thesis. Congratulations!

June 27, 2018

Promotion: Dr. Li is promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. Congratulations!

June 25, 2018

Grant: Dr. Li has been awarded a R01 (EB026646) grant from NIH NIBIB with a total fund (direct plus indirect) about 2.5 millions. Cheers!

May 11, 2018

Award: Michael Lun has presented his research in the AAPM conference and won the third position in all graduate student presentations. Congratulations!

April 27, 2018

Defense: Yue Zhao successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

Oct 12, 2017

Paper: "X-ray luminescence computed tomography based on a focused X-ray beam" by Wei Zhang, Michael Lun, Alex Anh-Tu Ngyyen, Changqing Li has been accepted by Journal of Biomedical Optics.

August 21, 2017

Paper: "Kernel-based anatomically-aided diffuse optical tomography reconstruction" by Reheman Baikejiang, Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Andrew Hernandez, Shadi Shakeri, Guobao Wang, Jinyi Qi, John Boone, Changqing Li has been accepted by Biomedical Physics and Engineering Express.

June 14, 2017

Defense: Reheman Baikejiang successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations!

May 12, 2017

Paper: "Collimated superfine x-ray beam based x-ray luminescence computed tomography" by Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Michael Lun and Changqing Li has been acceted by Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology.

May 2017

Grant: Dr. Li received a UC Merced Faculty Senate Seed Grant.

Apr 10 2017

Paper: "Anatomical image-guided fluorescence molecular tomography reconstruction using kernel method" by Baikejiang, Zhao, Fite, Ferrara, Li bas been accepted by Journal of Biomedical Optics.

Mar. 24 2017

Seminar: Dr. Li was invited to give a seminar talk in CSU Fresno. 

Mar. 10 2017

Paper (Editor Pick Paper): "Sensitivity sutdy of x-ray luminescence computed tomography" by Michael Lun, Wei Zhang, and Changqing Li bas been accepted by Applied Optics.

Nov. 20 2016

Paper: "Diffuse optical tomography for breast cancer imaging guided by computed tomography: A feasility study" by Reheman Baikejiang, Wei Zhang, and Changqing Li bas been accepted by Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology.

May 23 2016

Paper: "Multiple pinhole collimator based X-ray luminescence computed tomography" by Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Michale Lun, and Changqing Li bas been accepted by Biomedical Optics Express.

May. 20 2016

Conference: Dr. Wei Zhang presented "Multiple pinhole collimator based microscopic X-ray luminescence computed tomography" in the 2016 Yong Investigators Symposium of Medical Physics Research and Development, San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of the American Association of Physics in Medicine & Stanford University.

Mar. 2016

Fellowship: Yue Zhao, a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Imaging Lab, won the BEST 2016 Summer graduate Fellowship (Congratulations to her).

Feb. 2016

Grant: Dr. Li has been awarded a R03 grant titled "Microscopic X-ray luminescence computed tomography" from NIH. Cheers!

Dec. 2015

Paper: "Accelerated image reconstruction in fluorescence molecular tomography using a non-uniform updating scheme with momentum and ordered subsets methods" by Dianwen Zhu and Changqing Li has been accepted by Journal of Biomedical Optics.

Nov. 2015

Paper: "3D mouse shape reconstruction based on phase-shifting algorithm for fluorescence molecular tomography imaging system" by Yue Zhao, Dianwen Zhu, Baikejiang Reheman and Changqing Li has been published in Applied Optics.

Oct. 2015

Conference: "Multiple pinhole collimator based microscopic x-ray luminescence computed tomography" by Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, and Changqing Li has been accepted in SPIE Medical Imaging Conference as Oral Presentation.

Oct 2015

Conference: "Optimization and performance evaluation of a conical mirror-based fluorescence molecular tomography imaging system" by Yue Zhao, Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Changqing Li has been accepted in SPIE Medical Imaging Conference as Oral Presentation.

Oct 2015

Conference: "CT guided DOT for breast cancer imaging" by Baikejiang Reheman, Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, and Changqing Li has been accepted in SPIE Medical Imaging Conference as Poster Presentation.

Oct. 2015

Conference: "Acceleration of Direct Reconstruction of Pharmacokinetic Parameters in Dynamic Fluorescence Molecular Tomography by Augmented Lagrangian Method" by Dianwen Zhu, and Changqing Li has been accepted in SPIE Photonics West Conference as Poster Presentation.

Aug. 2015

Lab Member: Michael Lun joined Biomedical Imaging Lab as a PhD graduate student.

Apr 2015

Fellowship: Baikejiang Reheman, graduate students in Dr. Li lab, won BEST graduate summer fellowship (Congratulations to him).

Apr 2015

Grant: Dr. Li received a UC Merced Faculty Senate Seed Grant.

Dec 2014

Fellowship: Reheman Baikejiang won the Graduate Student Scholarship from XinJiang Province, China. (Congratulations!!)

10/24/2014

Paper: "Nonuniform update for sparse target recovery in fluorescence molecular tomography accelerated by ordered subsets" by Dianwen Zhu and Changqing Li has been acceped in Biomedical Optics Express

10/8/2014

Conference: "Fluorescence molecular imaging system with a novel mouse surface extraction method and a rotary scanning scheme" by Yue Zhao, Dianwen Zhu, Reheman Baikejiang, and Changqing Li has been acceped in SPIE Photonics West Conference 2015 as oral presentation.

10/8/2014

Conference: "Accelerating spatially non-uniform update for sparse target recovery in fluorescence molecular tomography by ordered subsets and momentum methods" by Dianwen Zhu and Changqing Li has been acceped in SPIE Photonics West Conference 2015 as oral presentation.

10/8/2014

Conference: "Microscopic x-ray luminescence computed tomography" by Wei Zhang, Dianwen Zhu, Kun Zhang, and Changqing Li has been acceped in SPIE Photonics West Conference 2015 as oral presentation.

10/5/2014

Lab Member: Dr. Shi Sheng joined our lab as a visiting scholar.

Sept. 2014

Lab Member: Dr. Wei Zhang joined our lab as a postdoctoral scholar. 

08/07/2014

Paper: "A systematic investigation of reflectance diffuse optical tomography using nonlinear reconstruction methods and continuous wave measurements" by Zhen Yuan, Jiang Zhang, Xiaodong Wang, and Changqing Li has been published in Biomedical Optics Express

Jul. 2014

Grant: Dr. Li has been awarded a grant from California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP).

Jun. 2014

Fellowship: Ivan Felix and Van Thai, two undergraduate students won COIN summer fellowship (Cheers! Congratulation to them).

04/29/2014

Paper: "Comparision of regularizaiton methods in fluorescence molecular tomography" by Dianwen, Yue, Baki, Zhen and Li has been published in Photonics.

04/24/2014

Fellowship: Baikejiang Rehenman, a graduate student in Dr. Li lab, won the Outstanding Teaching Award from UC Merced (Congratulations to Baki).

04/23/2014

Grant: Dr. Li received a UC Merced Faculty Senate Seed Grant.

04/17/2014

Visitor: Professor Bin Zhao from Chinese Academy of Science visited UC Merced and Biomedical Imaging Lab. 

04/16/2014

Paper: "Nonconvex regularizations in FMT for sparsity enhancemnet" by Drs Zhu and Li has been accepted by Physics in Medine and Biology.

04/11/2014

Visitor: Professor Hong Liu from University Oklahoma visited UC Merced and Biomedical Imaging Lab. 

03/07/2014

Fellowship: Yue Zhao and Baikejiang Reheman, graduate students in Dr. Li lab, won BEST graduate summer fellowship (Congratulations to them).

03/06/2014

Grant review: Dr. Li attended the NIH Biomedical Instrumentation Special Emphais Panel in Bethesda, MD

August 2013

Lab Member: Yue Zhao, M.S. and Kun Zhang, M.S. joined Biomedical Imaging Lab as PhD students

06/21/2013

Conference: Dr. Changqing Li chaired the optical imaging section, UC Bioengineering Symposium 2013, UC San Diego, CA.

June 2013

Lab Member: Baikejiang Reheman, M.S., joined Biomedical Imaging Lab as PhD student

06/07/2013

Seminar: Dr. Li visited Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen, China.

05/27/2013

Seminar: Dr. Changqing Li visited Professor Jie Tian lab, institute of automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.

March 2013

Grant review: Dr. Li attended the NIH Biomedical Instrumentation Special Emphais Panel in Bethesda, MD

02/02/2013

Conference: Dr. Changqing Li has presented his x-ray luminescence optical tomography (XLOT) research in 2013 SPIE West Photonics, San Franicsco, CA, USA.

02/01/2013

Lab Member: Dr. Dianwen Zhu joined biomedical imaging lab.

11/08/2012

Seminar: Dr. Changqing Li was invited to give a semianr in Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis.

10/04/2012

Seminar: Dr. Changqing Li was invited to give a semianr for BMES students, UC Merced.

9/24/2012

Seminar: Dr. Changqing Li was invited to give a semianr for BMES students, UC Merced.

09/01/2012

Lab Mermbers: Undergraduate students (Manny, David, Michael, Yale, Belen) joined the biomedical imaging lab. 

08/01/2012

Dr. Changqing Li started the biomedical imaging lab in UC Merced.