Our Mission

The Biophotonics Technology Center (BTC) is a program dedicated to:
1.) studying how light (photons) interact with cells and their subcellular organelles, and
2.) using this knowledge to study cell structure and function on a nanoscale and below level.
3.) train all levels of students in the filed of biology and bioengineering
The CBL is comprised of two labs located on two different University of California campuses: UC Irvine (Beckman Laser Institute/ Department of Biomedical Engineering), and UC San Diego (Department of Bio Engineering). The labs are connected via high speed internet interfaces that employ remote robotic laser microscopes, RoboLase I, II, and III. It is our goal that students faculty, post docs and research scientists move seamlessly between both labs.

The Biophotonics Technology Center gratefully acknowledges support from the National Institutes of Health, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research – Department of Defense, the American Heart Association, the National Science Foundation, the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, the Beckman Laser Institute 501c-3 Foundation.

Important Links

Beckman Laser Institute Beckman Laser Institute Foundation UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering Institute of Engineering in Medicine UCSD Department of Bioengineering UCSD Department of Electrical Engineering Conservation and Research for Endangered Species Laser Micromanipulation at the University of Queensland, Australia Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation