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Anthony Durkin, PhD

Anthony J. Durkin is an Assistant Professor at the Beckman Laser Institute (BLI) at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Durkin's research is focused on the development and application of optical techniques to interrogate living tissue in-vivo. Dr. Durkin is co-Director of the Wide-field Functional Imaging (WiFI) core within the Laser Microbeam and Medical Program (LAMMP) at the BLI with a commitment to developing and characterizing spatially modulated imaging. He is a member of the BLI Technology Transfer and Incubator committee and chair of the IT committee.

Prior to his arrival at the Beckman Laser Institute, Dr. Durkin was the Director of Bioscience at Candela Corporation from Jan. 1998 until Jan. 2001, where he worked on development of diagnostic and therapeutic applications of optical technologies to tissue. From 1995 through 1998, he conducted research in the Electro-optics branch, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Durkin holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering that was awarded in spring of 1995 from the University of Texas at Austin with emphasis on biomedical optics.

He has 10 issued patents and 9 patent applications in process. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of Applied Optics (Optical Society of America) and Journal of Biomedical Optics (SPIE), Anthony served as the Chair of the Division of Optics in Biology and Medicine for the Optical Society of America from 2003-2005

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