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Audrey Bowden

Lab Website -- Bowden Lab

Research Focus

Biophotonics (light-based) tools for applications to medicine and biology, such as for early detection, diagnosis and therapy for cancer; development and deployment of low-cost, high-performing point-of-care technologies for rural and global health applications 


  • Biomarkers for IVF Embryo Viability
  • Low-cost fNIR for Pediatric Cognitive Behavior Tests
  • Polarization-sensitive OCT for Retinal Disease Monitoring
  • Low-cost, Handheld Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Extracting Attenuation Coefficients for Glaucoma Diagnosis
  • Point-of-Care Antimicrobial Susceptibility and Resistance Testing
  • 3D Reconstruction and Longitudinal Registration of Bladder Cystoscopy

Lab Members

  Name Email Position
Francis Tsow Vanderbilt Francis Tsow tsing.f.tsow
  • Research Professor
Behnam Tayebi Vanderbilt Behnam Tayebi behnam.tayebi
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
Shuang Chang (Grace) Vanderbilt Shuang Chang (Grace) shuang.chang 
  • Graduate Student
 Kevin Ifiora Vanderbilt Kevin Ifiora kevin.n.ifiora
  • Undergraduate Student



Position Description
 Post-Doctoral Scholar

Persons interested in applying for postdoctoral fellowships should consult the  website of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs  and enter “Bowden” in the search box to identify opportunities available in the lab. Applicants to the  Academic Pathways  program are especially encouraged to apply.