mary-ann mycek, phd

Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Chair for Translational Research
College of Engineering & Medical School


Mary-Ann Mycek, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering & the Medical School, a Faculty Member in the Applied Physics Graduate Program, and a Core Member of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Michigan.   

After receiving her Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley, she conducted her postdoctoral training in laser medicine at the Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine (Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School), and accepted her first faculty appointment in the Physics & Astronomy Department at Dartmouth College.
Later, she joined the faculty of the University of Michigan’s BME Department and established the Biomedical Photonics Laboratory, where her translational research program seeks to impact patient care by creating non- and minimally-invasive optical diagnostic technologies.
At the University of Michigan, she has served twice as an Associate Chair for the BME Department: once as the Director of BME Graduate Programs and currently as the Associate Chair for Translational Research. Recent honors include election to the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and to the Executive Board of the Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan.