Farzad Fereidouni, Ph.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor



Locations and Contact

Research I

Research I
4635 2nd Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Fereidouni is an experimental physicist with extensive expertise in the development of imaging instrumentation and computational methods for tissue and cellular microscopy applications. His current focus is on creating novel imaging approaches with direct application in pathology and patient care.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.Sc., Physics, Urmia University, Iran 2002

Other School

Post-Doc, Super Resolution Microscopy, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands 2014

Other School

M.Sc., Photonics, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran 2005

Other School

Post-Doc, Tissue Imaging, UC Davis, Davis CA 2015

Other School

Ph.D., Biophysics, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands 2013

Travel Award, Chair of the Academic Federation Committee, UC Davis, 2022

Muse named Innovation of the Year, Microscopy Today, 2018

Best Poster Prize, UC Davis, 22nd Annual Cancer Research Symposium, 2016

Best Speaker Prize, UC Davis Postdoctoral research symposium, 2015

Best Poster Prize, Methods and Applications of Fluorescence, Strasbourg France, 2011

Fereidouni F, Levenson R. Beyond brightfield: a possible future of slide scanners. Biotechniques. 2021 Jan;70(1):5-6. doi:10.2144/btn-2020-0125. Epub 2020 Nov 24. PMID:33228402.

Fereidouni F, Todd A, Li Y, Chang CW, Luong K, Rosenberg A, Lee YJ, Chan JW, Borowsky A, Matsukuma K, Jen KY, Levenson R. Dual-mode emission and transmission microscopy for virtual histochemistry using hematoxylin- and eosin-stained tissue sections. Biomed Opt Express. 2019 Nov 26;10(12):6516-6530. doi:10.1364/BOE.10.006516. PMID:31853414.

Fereidouni F, Griffin C, Todd A, Levenson R. Multispectral analysis tools can increase utility of RGB color images in histology. J Opt. 2018 Apr;20(4):044007. doi:10.1088/2040-8986/aab0e8. Epub 2018 Mar 15. PMID:30847052.

Qorbani A, Fereidouni F, Levenson R, Lahoubi SY, Harmany ZT, Todd A, Fung MA. Microscopy with ultraviolet surface excitation (MUSE): A novel approach to real-time inexpensive slide-free dermatopathology. J Cutan Pathol. 2018 Jul;45(7):498-503. doi:10.1111/cup.13255. Epub 2018 May 8. PMID:29660167.

Fereidouni F, Harmany ZT, Tian M, Todd A, Kintner JA, McPherson JD, Borowsky AD, Bishop J, Lechpammer M, Demos SG, Levenson R. Microscopy with ultraviolet surface excitation for rapid slide-free histology. Nat Biomed Eng. 2017 Dec;1(12):957-966. doi:10.1038/s41551-017-0165-y. Epub 2017 Dec 4. PMID:31015706.

Fereidouni F, Gorpas D, Ma D, Fatakdawala H, Marcu L. Rapid fluorescence lifetime estimation with modified phasor approach and Laguerre deconvolution: a comparative study. Methods Appl Fluoresc. 2017 Sep 1;5(3):035003. doi:10.1088/2050-6120/aa7b62. PMID:28644150.

Vergeldt FJ, Prusova A, Fereidouni F, Amerongen HV, Van As H, Scheenen TWJ, Bader AN. Multi-component quantitative magnetic resonance imaging by phasor representation. Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 13;7(1):861. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00864-8. PMID:28408740.

Ho D, Fereidouni F, Levenson RM, Jagdeo J. Real-time, High-resolution, In Vivo Characterization of Superficial Skin With Microscopy Using Ultraviolet Surface Excitation (MUSE). J Drugs Dermatol. 2016 Nov 1;15(11):1344-1346. PMID:28095545.

Fereidouni F, Blab GA, Gerritsen HC. Phasor based analysis of FRET images recorded using spectrally resolved lifetime imaging. Methods Appl Fluoresc. 2014 May 14;2(3):035001. doi:10.1088/2050-6120/2/3/035001. PMID:29148469.

Fereidouni F, Bader AN, Colonna A, Gerritsen HC. Phasor analysis of multiphoton spectral images distinguishes autofluorescence components of in vivo human skin. J Biophotonics. 2014 Aug;7(8):589-96. doi:10.1002/jbio.201200244. Epub 2013 Apr 11. PMID:23576407.