Audrey K (Ellerbee) Bowden, PhD. (Associate Professor)

Audrey holds a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University; she completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard University. Dr. Ellerbee is the recipient of numerous honors and fellowships, including the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, National Society of Black Engineers Graduate Student of the Year Award, the Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Fellowship and the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Audrey officially joined Stanford University and the Ginzton Laboratory in September 2010, and is a member of the Optical Society of America and the SPIE.

Research interests: microscopy, optical coherence tomography, optofluidics, low-cost diagnostics. 


Administrative Staff



Susan Ayres

Susan received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, in Communications, with a minor in Business Administration. She has been with Stanford since 2003 working in the School of Medicine before coming to Ginzton Laboratory in 2012. She enjoys her family, two Corgis, and working out.






Hee Yoon Lee

Hee Yoon is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering. He received his undergraduate degree from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). Hee Yoon’s research interests include 3-D real-time Swept-source optical coherence tomography and extended ranging depth in Spectral-domain Optical Coherence Tomography.





Kristen Lurie

Kristen is a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering. She received her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and A.B. and B.E. degrees in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.





Tahereh Marvdashti

Tahereh is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering. She received her undergraduate degree from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and her Master’s degree from San Jose State University. Her research interests include Applied Signal Processing, particularly its applications in biomedical devices, bio-imaging and analyzing biological signals.



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Saara Khan

Saara is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interest is in optofluidics, particularly the manipulation of microparticles for spectroscopy.  







Gennifer Smith

Gennifer is a graduate student in Electrical Engineering. She received her undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and Biology from The University of New Mexico. Her research interests are optical-based point-of-care diagnostic devices aimed for use in low-resource areas.





 Morteza Khaleghi

Morteza is a Visiting Scholar at the Ginzton Laboratory. He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) on development of Holographic Interferometry systems for biomedical applications. Here at SBO, his research is mainly focused on developing a Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography (PS-OCT) system for clinical applications.







Michael Leung

Michael is a graduate student in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. He completed his B.A.Sc. at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His areas of interest are in medical imaging and medical devices.







Group Photos


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Tobias J Moritz


Mitchell Hsing



 Meagan Pipes



Haokun Li



Tim Welsh



Cindy Au


Chris Copeland


Nick Su


William Ling


Hee Yoon Lee


Kristen Lurie


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Saara Khan









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