Elizabeth M. C. Hillman

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Columbia University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
351 Engineering Terrace
1210 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10027

Phone: 212 854 2788
Fax: 212 854 8725
email: eh2245@columbia.edu

Education
1998: BSc & MSc, Physics, University College London, London, UK
2002: Ph.D. Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, London, UK
Academic Positions
2005-6: Instructor, Massachusetts General Hospital (Radiology), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
2006-2011 : Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
2006-2011 : Assistant Professor, Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
2008- : Mentor, Columbia University Graduate Program in Neurobiology and Behavior
2011- : Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY
2011- : Associate Professor, Radiology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Professional and Research Positions
2002-3: Manager of In Vivo Spectroscopy, Argose Inc., Waltham, MA
2003-5: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Radiology), Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Professional Affiliations
Optical Society of America (OSA)
The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM)
Honors and Awards

Wood and Oliver Lodge undergraduate awards from University College London (1994-8)
Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship, Ph.D. Fellowship (1998-2002)
Wallace H Coulter Foundation Early Career Award (2006)
Human Frontier of Science Program Young Investigator Award (2007)
Rodriguez Junior Faculty Award, Columbia SEAS (2008).
Chair of Tissue Imaging and Spectroscopy Technical Group, Optical Society of America (2008-11)
NSF CAREER Award (2010)
Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Columbia University Member (2011)
2011 Adolph Lomb Medal, Optical Society of America award for contributions to optics under age 35
2013 Plenary Speaker, OSA Optics in the Life Sciences Congress, Waikoloa, Hawaii

Outstanding Short Paper Award, Rank Prize Fund symposium on applications of fast low-level light detection (2000) , Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference: Lasers in Medicine and Biology 2000, Travel Awards for OSA BIOMED 2000, 2006, Gordon Conference LMB 2000, SPIE Photonics West 2001, Gordon Conference (Brain blood flow and metabolism) 2004, Brain'05 2005.

Grant Review and Editorial Service

L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche, France
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
W. M. Keck Foundation
Israel Science Foundation
Health Research Council of New Zealand
NIH: ZEB1 OSR-A M1 S: "New Ways to Image Neural Activity" 2006
NIH: ZRG1 BST-M (50) R: "Nanotechnology" 2007
NIH: BMIT: "Biomedical Imaging Technology" 2007
NIH: SBMI : "Small Business Medical Imaging" 2009
NIH: ZEB1 OSR-C(J2), NIBIB R13 conference grant panel 2011
NIH: NCRR P41 Site Visit 2011
NIH: NIDA Cutting-Edge Basic Research Awards R21 panel.
Brain Peer Review Committee, the American Heart Association 2009, 2012
NIH Study Section Charter Member: MEDI 'Medical Imaging' 2013-


Associate Editor, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Meeting 2008-
Special Issue Editor, Applied Optics: "Topics in Biomedical Optics 2008"
Review Editor, Frontiers in Neuroenergetics Journal 2008-
Topical Editor, Applied Optics (Biomedical Optics) 2009-2011
Special Issue Editor, Biomedical Optics Express 2010
Associate Editor, Biomedical Optics Express 2010-2013
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biophotonics (Wiley) 2012-
Editorial Board Member, Biomedical Spectroscopy and Imaging Journal (IOS Press) 2012-
Associate Editor, Optica (OSA) 2014-


Conference Service (selected)

Program Committee, SPIE Optics East 2005 & 2006 Optical Methods in Drug Discovery and Development
Session Chair "Optics in Neuroscience" and Program Committee for National Institute of Health Fifth Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostic Imaging from Bench to Bedside, 2006
Session Chair "Imaging brain function & disease", Lasers in Medicine & Biology Gordon Conference, 2006
Session Track Co-Chair, "Diagnostic Instrumentation & Physiological Measurements", IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference 2006
Program Chair "Diffuse optical imaging and tomography", OSA BIOMED 2008
Associate Editor, "Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing" IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Annual Meeting 2008-2011
Co-Chair "New Optical Instrumentation", World Molecular Imaging Congress 2008
Program Committee, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS) Annual Meeting 2008
Program Committee, European Conference on Biomedical Optics 2009
Program Committee, "Neurons and Photons" conference at SPIE Photonics West 2009
Session Track Co-Chair, "Neural Engineering" IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 2009
Session Chair, "In vivo optical imaging of animal disease models", Engineering Conferences International 2009.
Session Chair "Brain" and Program Committee for SPIE NIH Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside, 2009
Co-Chair, Royal Society Conference "Making light work: Illuminating the future of biomedical optics" 2010
Program Chair "Biological and Drug Discovery Imaging", OSA BIOMED 2010
Chair of Engineering Conferences International (ECI)"Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery XI" meeting 2011
Program Committee, SPIE "Optogenetics and hybrid-optical control of cells" meeting 2013
Co-Chair, "Neurophotonics" sub-conference at the OSA/SPIE European Conference on Biomedical Optics (ECBO 2013).

Co-Chair, "Biophysics, Biology and Biophotonics: the Crossroads", OSA BIOMED 2014

Co-Chair, "Neurophotonics", Engineering Conferences International (ECI) "Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery" meeting 2015

General Chair, OSA Biomed 2018 (vice-chair 2016)


Grant Support

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) - PI (R21 & 2 x R01)
NSF CAREER Award - PI
Wallace H Coulter Foundation - PI (Young Investigator)
Human Frontiers Science Program - PI (Young Investigator)
The Kavli Foundation (pilot grant)
National Eye Institute Co-PI (R01)
Department of Defense, Army Research Office (MURI contract co-investigator)
National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute (NHLBI) - subcontract Co-PI
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and BioEngineering (NIBIB) - Phase I SBIR
National Cancer Institute (NCI) - U54 imaging core
National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin (NIAMS) - P30 imaging core
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) - UL1 CTSA pilot grants phase I & II
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) - Phase I SBIR contractor
Mentored Students Graduate Fellowships, NSF (4), NDSEG/ONR (1), BioIGERT (2), T32 Medical Scientist Training Program (3)

Publications