Therapeutic Biophotonics For Regenerative Medicine

in a dark surgery room, a red thread of laser light applies therapy to a patient.

Students will join the Arany lab in using light based interventions to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration, using Lasers and LEDs and other non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatments to improve human health.

Project description

The Arany lab is focused on using light based interventions to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration termed Photobiomodulation Therapy. Multiple projects in the lab focus on the use of Lasers and LEDs to modulate pain or inflammation and promote tissue healing. A major theme in the lab is to explore the precise mechanisms of this innovative, non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatment to improve human health.

Project outcome

The specific outcomes of this project will be identified by the faculty mentor at the beginning of your collaboration. 

Project details

Timing, eligibility and other details
Length of commitment To be determined by student/mentor
Start time Fall, Spring, Summer
In-person, remote, or hybrid?
Level of collaboration To be determined by student/mentor
Benefits Academic Credit, Volunteer, Work Study
Who is eligible Enthusiastic students studying Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Dental, or Medicine who have time to dedicate to the project
Goldwater and the National Science Foundation

Students participating in this project might be interested in and eligible for the Goldwater Scholarship and the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Connect with the Office of Fellowships and Scholarships to learn more.

Project mentor

Praveen Arany

Assistant Professor

Oral Biology & Biomedical Engineering

Phone: (716) 829-3479


Start the project

  1. Email the project mentor using the contact information above to express your interest and get approval to work on the project. (Here are helpful tips on how to contact a project mentor.)
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Preparation activities

The specific preparation activities for this project will be customized through discussions between you and your project mentor. Please be sure to ask them for the instructions to complete the required preparation activities.


Oral Biology & Biomedical Engineering