Regenerative Medicine

Biomedical Engineering, Biological Sciences, and Animal Science

Lily Laiho

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Office: 192-226
Phone Number: 805-756-2172


Lily Laiho received her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. She also holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Dr. Laiho was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before beginning her Ph.D., Dr. Laiho worked at ALZA Corporation where she developed components for drug manufacturing equipment prototypes. She also worked at Carco Electronics as a project manager and engineer designing flight motion simulators.


  • B.S., Stanford University, Stanford, Mechanical Engineering, 1995
  • M.S., Stanford University, Stanford, Mechanical Engineering (Design), 1996
  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mechanical Engineering, 2004


CIRM Class: BMED 515 Biomedical Imaging

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of biomedical imaging modalities in medicine. Students will obtain hands-on experience using brightfield, widefield fluorescence, laser scanning confocal, and multiphoton microscopes and analyzing images using IMageJsoftware to study specimens such as pediastrum, mouse intestine, normal and melanoma engineered skin tissues, and quantum dots.

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