Ofer Levi

Levi, Ofer

Ofer Levi | Associate Professor
BSc (Jerusalem College), MSc (Hebrew University), PhD (University of Jerusalem)

Main Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering
  • Edward S. Rogers Sr. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Contact Information

Office: Rosebrugh Building, 164 College Street, Room 408

+1 416 946-5373 (office)
ofer.levi@utoronto.ca (email)
Biophotonics Group (web)


Research Themes

Research Interests

Our research interests include developing biomedical imaging systems and optical bio-sensors based on semiconductor devices and nano-structures, and their application to bio-medical diagnostics, in vivo imaging, and study of bio-molecular interactions. The goal of our work is to integrate sensor components into miniature functional bio-sensors and apply them to novel biology and bio-medical applications. As such, our research is interdisciplinary and include semiconductor device physics, optics, micro- and nano-fabrication, chemistry and applications in biomedical diagnostics, cancer studies and neurobiology.

Select Publications

Continuous sensing of tumor-targeted molecular probes with a vertical cavity surface emitting laser-based biosensor. Parashurama N, O’Sullivan TD, De La Zerda A, El Kalassi P, Cho S, Liu H, Teed R, Levy H, Rosenberg J, Cheng Z, Levi O, Harris JS, Gambhir SS. J Biomed Opt. 2012 Nov 1. 17(11):117004.

Rapid monitoring of cerebral ischemia dynamics using laser-based optical imaging of blood oxygenation and flow. Levy H, Ringuette D, Levi O. Biomed Opt Express. 2012 Apr 1. 3(4):777-91.

Multi-modality optical neural imaging using coherence control of VCSELs. Munro EA, Levy H, Ringuette D, O’Sullivan TD, Levi O. Opt Express. 2011 May 23. 19(11):10747-61.

Implantable semiconductor biosensor for continuous in vivo sensing of far-red fluorescent molecules. O’Sullivan T, Munro EA, Parashurama N, Conca C, Gambhir SS, Harris JS, Levi O. Opt Express. 2010 Jun 7. 18(12):12513-25.

Integrated semiconductor optical sensors for cellular and neural imaging. Levi O, Lee TT, Lee MM, Smith SJ, Harris JS. Appl Opt. 2007 Apr 1. 46(10):1881-9.

Long-wave IR chemical sensing based on difference frequency generation in orientation-patterned GaAs. Bisson SE, Kulp TJ, Levi O, Harris JS, Fejer MM.  Appl. Phys. B – Lasers and Optics. 2006 Jun. 85 (2-3) : pp. 199-206.

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