Dr. Melissa C. Skala
Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Morgridge Institute for Research
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Editorial Board Member: Journal of Biomedical Optics | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
nonlinear microscopy , fluorescence lifetime , optical coherence tomography , cancer , ophthalmology , metabolism
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Profile Summary

Dr. Skala’s lab develops new methods to understand and combat cancer using photonics-based technologies. Her lab is particularly interested in developing personalized cancer treatment strategies, and in developing more effective cancer therapies. Technology development focuses on metabolic and functional imaging in cancer, cell manufacturing, and ophthalmology. She received her BS in Physics at Washington State University in 2002, her M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2004, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University in 2007. Her postdoctoral training was also in Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, from 2007-2010. From 2010-2016, she was an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Since 2016 she has been an Investigator at the Morgridge Institute for Research, and an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Publications (43)

SPIE Journal Paper | 13 May 2020
JBO Vol. 25 Issue 07
KEYWORDS: Fluorescence lifetime imaging, Luminescence, Microscopy, In vivo imaging, Modulation, Fluorescence resonance energy transfer, Tumors, Image segmentation, Molecules, Biological research

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020
Proc. SPIE. 11244, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XX
KEYWORDS: Optical imaging, Microscopes, Cancer, Blood, Nondestructive evaluation, Machine learning, Feature selection, Multiphoton fluorescence microscopy, Auto-fluorescence imaging, Mode conditioning cables

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10890, Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2019
KEYWORDS: Oncology, Cancer, Data modeling, Tumors, Tissues, Luminescence, Fluorescence lifetime imaging, In vivo imaging, Auto-fluorescence imaging, Mode conditioning cables

Proceedings Article | 4 March 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10888, Biophysics, Biology and Biophotonics IV: the Crossroads
KEYWORDS: Oncology, Statistical analysis, Tumor growth modeling, Cancer, Breast cancer, Tumors, Luminescence, Fluorescence lifetime imaging, In vivo imaging, Statistical modeling

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2019
Proc. SPIE. 10882, Multiphoton Microscopy in the Biomedical Sciences XIX
KEYWORDS: Cancer, Fluorescence lifetime imaging, Multiphoton fluorescence microscopy

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Proceedings Volume Editor (5)

SPIE Conference Volume | 7 June 2019

SPIE Conference Volume | 18 May 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 24 March 2015

Conference Committee Involvement (17)
Multiscale Imaging and Spectroscopy
23 January 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2021
23 January 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XVIII
23 January 2021 | San Francisco, California, United States
Dynamics and Fluctuations in Biomedical Photonics XVII
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Multiscale Imaging and Spectroscopy
1 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
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