Dr. Anuradha Godavarty graduated with a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2003. She worked as a Post-Doc at University of Vermont’s Department of Computer Science in 2003-2004. In Aug 2004, Dr. Godavarty joined FIU as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering. In Aug 2010, she was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering at FIU. Her research interests are in optical imaging technologies towards breast cancer imaging, functional brain mapping, and wound imaging applications (both instrument development as well as computational analysis).
Dr. Godavarty’s research work focuses in the area of optical-based molecular imaging (diffuse optical and fluorescence-enhanced optical imaging) and tomography. Optical imaging is based on the principles of near-infrared light propagation in scattering media (such as biological tissues) and the use of external fluorescent contrast agents to better differentiate normal and diseased tissues based on the differences in their optical properties. The research work requires an understanding of transport phenomena in biological systems, application of experimental skills towards instrument development, incorporation of optimization and mathematical tools towards image reconstructions, and development of biomedical aspects of engineering towards practical applications, such as cancer diagnostics, wound imaging, functional brain mapping.