12/16/16 Dr Hillman named SPIE and AIMBE Fellow,
6/21/16 New Paper in J Neurosci, and book chapter on Neurovascular Development in the brain. Read More
8/01/15 New paper on adaptive optics correction for two-photon microscopy.
09/01/15 Congratulations Mohammed on your F30 felllowship!
02/22/14 Dr Hillman presents Plenary lecture at NextMed / MMVR21
11/3/13 New paper in Neuroimage on intraoperative human brain imaging and the 0.1 Hz hemodynamic oscillation!
06/10/13 Congratulations Mariel, Dan and David on winning F31, R25 and RSNA felllowships!
12/26/13 Dr Hillman interviewed on NPR
01-20-11 Dr Hillman invited to join the Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University
04-27-10 Grad student Lauren Grosberg wins OSA Biomed Poster Prize!
02-19-10 Dr Hillman is now an Associate Editor for Biomedical Optics Express.
10-1-09 Dr Hillman will co-chair the "Brain" session at the SPIE NIH Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostic and Biophotonic Methods from Bench to Bedside.
7-2-09 Dr Hillman selected to Chair the 2011 Engineering Conferences International "Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery XI" meeting along with Daniel Elson from Imperial College London, and Reid Thompson from Vanderbilt University.
3-27-09 Dr Hillman invited to serve as an Editor for Applied Optics.
2-18-09 Dr Hillman invited to serve as Program Chair for "Biological and Drug Discovery Imaging" at the OSA BIOMED meeting 2010.
2-10-09 Brenda Chen passed her qualifying exams and is now officially in the PhD Program. Congratulations Brenda!
2-5/9-09 Dr Hillman presented invited seminars on in-vivo optical imaging and microscopy of neurovascular coupling at the University College London Center for Neuroimaging Techniques, London, and at the University Paris Descartes, Paris.
12-9-08 Dr Hillman presented an invited Keynote presentation at the Dodd Walls Symposium on Photonics and Ultra-Cold Atoms in Queenstown, New Zealand followed by a seminar at the University of Auckland.
10-27-08 Laser and Photonics Reviews paper published online. Read More
10-19-08 Dr Hillman will give two invited talks at the OSA Frontiers in Optics (FIO) conference: ‘Best of The Topicals’ session talk “Multidimensional Functional Optical Imaging of the Brain”, and ‘Imaging of Mice and Men’ session talk “Mouse Organ Imaging”.
10-2-08 Dr Hillman will give an invited talk at the 2008 BMES conference entitled “'Optical Imaging of Transmural Cardiac Propagation”.
9-15-08 Two New Papers in Optics Letters by undergraduate senior Andrew Radosevich and grad student Sean Burgess Read more
8-1-08 Phase I SBIR grant funded: "In-vivo optical molecular imaging with Dynamic Contrast Enhancement (DyCE)". Dr Hillman is key personel on this project with Cambridge Research and Instrumentation (CRi) to commercially develop our dynamic molecular imaging technique.
4-15-08 Lab receives new NIH Funding. Dr Hillman has been awarded a 5 year, $1.66M grant from NIH / NINDS. Read more
3-31-08 Three Fellowships! Brenda Chen and Matthew Bouchard win prestigious graduate funding. Read more9-11-08 Dr Hillman co-chaired the “New Optical Instrumentation” session with Vasilis Ntziachristos at the World Molecular Imaging Congress (WMIC), Nice, France.
3-28-08 Dr Hillman receives Rodriguez Family Junior Faculty Award from Columbia SEAS. Read more.
3-16-08 OSA Biomed 2008. We presented 5 talks and 2 posters in sunny Florida! Dr Hillman was a Program Chair at this meeting.
2-10-08 Sean Burgess passed his qualifying exams and is now officially in the PhD Program. Congratulations Sean!
1-1-08 NYSTEM equipment grant funded. Led by Dr Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, the Department of Biomedical Engineering will soon be home to a state of the art confocal / two-photon microscopy facility which also includes a small animal optical imaging system, a plate-reader and histology processing equipment.
11-1-07 Journal of Biomedical Optics Review Paper “Optical brain imaging in vivo: technique and applications from animal to man” is published Read more
10-22-07 Dr Hillman gave an invited presentation at LEOS 2007.
9-10-07 Dr Hillman presented at the SMI / AMI Joint Molecular Imaging conference. Abstract on Dynamic Imaging was ranked top 25 out of 1000 submissions.
8-20-07 Nature Photonics paper available online! Read more. See also: November issue of Biophotonics International!
05-18-07 Journal of Biomedical Optics, Review: “Optical Brain Imaging In-vivo: Techniques and Applications from Animal to Man” is in press.
03-28-07 - HFSP Funding!! The lab has received a 3 year grant from the Human Frontier Science Program. Read more
05-15-07 - Dr Hillman presents at the MIT McGovern Institute’s symposium: “"Plumbing the Mind: Brain Activation and the Regulation of Cerebral Blood Flow” Read more
05-01-07 Read about our two-photon work in “Getting up to speed with mirrors” in this Biophotonics International Magazine
04-23-07 Dr Hillman presented “In-vivo optical imaging of hemodynamics and electrical activity” in the Columbia Electrical Engineering Optics Seminar series.
03-13-07 - Dr Hillman receives Faculty Development Award from Columbia University for proposal entitled “Construction of a custom in-vivo two-photon microscopy system”.
03-28-07 - HFSP Funding: Dr Hillman was awarded a 3 year grant entitled “In-vivo and In-vitro: cellular and neurochemical mechanisms of somatosensory neurovascular coupling” from the Human Frontier Science Program. Read more
02-20-07 - Dr Hillman presented "Imaging neurovascular coupling in-vivo: from single neurons to BOLD" at the Washington University Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology in St Louis.
11-17-06 - NeuroImage paper: “Depth-resolved Optical Imaging and Microscopy of Vascular Compartment Dynamics During Somatosensory Stimulation” accepted for publication
09-27-06 - Dr Hillman is Session Chair and Organizing Committee Member for “Optics in Neuroscience” session at the. National Institute of Health Fifth Inter-Institute Workshop on Optical Diagnostic Imaging from Bench to Bedside conference Read more.
07-13-06 - Dr Hillman gives Invited Presentation: “Functional optical imaging of brain activation: a multi-scale, multi-modality approach”, at IEEE/NLM Life Science Systems and Application Workshop, NIH Bethesda, MD Read more.
07-03-06 - Dr Hillman gives Invited Presentation and is Session Organizer and Chair (Imaging Brain Function and Disease): Presentation: “High resolution functional optical imaging of exposed cortex in-vivo”, at Gordon Research Conference: Lasers in Medicine and Biology, Holderness, NH. Read more.