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Discover BIO5 Open House

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

The BIO5 Institute endeavors are focused on solving the world’s grand biological challenges, improving society and positively impacting Arizonans. Experience guided lab tours through our tri-building complex, discovery stations, KEYS alumni poster presentations, inspiring and interactive discussions with BIO5 researchers and much more. You will learn how novel research grows into meaningful innovation. Discover why Tucson, Arizona is becoming a leader in biotechnology. Discover research, innovation and impact. Discover BIO5!

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Jennifer Barton, PhD
Member of the General Faculty; Member of the Graduate Faculty; Director, BIO5 Institute; Professor, Biomedical Engineering (Tenured); Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering (Non-Tenure Eligible); Professor, Optical Sciences (Non-Tenure Eligible)
University of Arizona BIO5 Institute; BioMedical Engineering

Dr. Barton is known for her development of miniature endoscopes that combine multiple optical imaging techniques, particularly optical coherence tomography and fluorescence spectroscopy. She evaluates the suitability of these endoscopic techniques for detecting early cancer in patients and pre-clinical models. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers in these research areas. She is currently a professor of biomedical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, optical sciences, agriculture-biosystems engineering and medical imaging at the University of Arizona. She has served as department head of biomedical engineering, associate vice-president for research, and is currently director of the BIO5 Institute, a collaborative research institute dedicated to solving complex biology-based problems affecting humanity. She is a fellow of SPIE (international society for optics and photonics) and a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. 

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4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 4:00pm
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Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences


Tucson area
Main Campus – Tucson
Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building
Entire building
1657 E. Helen St, Tucson, AZ 85719 ·


Tammy White
University of Arizona BIO5 Institute