Vicente Parot

Vicente Parot
  • PositionAssistant Professor
  • Academic unitInstitute of Biological and Medical Engineering
  • Research AreasBiomedical imaging

Vicente's research aims to advance the frontiers of imaging technology for biological and medical applications.

Before joining IIBM, Vicente was an OSA Deutsch Research Fellow working at the Lab of Dr. Brett E. Bouma at the Wellman Center, Massachusetts General Hospital. Vicente completed his PhD in Biophysics at Harvard University and in Medical Engineering and Medical Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working at the Lab of Dr. Adam E. Cohen on developing microscopy and optogenetic protocols for high-speed all-optical neurophysiology.

Previously, Vicente was an MIT-Madrid M+Visión Fellow, where he worked to reduce colorectal cancer mortality by increasing the sensitivity of colonoscopy to premalignant lesions, and to improve molecular imaging for oncology by multiplexing Positron Emission Tomography (PET). He completed his Electrical Engineering and MS degrees at Catholic University of Chile where he developed a theoretical framework to enable cheaper Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners.

For more information about Dr. Parot's research visit his Lab website here


  • Electrical Engineer, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2009
  • M.S., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2009.
  • Ph.D. in Biophysics, Harvard University, United States, 2019, also graduated in Medical  Engineering and Medical Physics, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.

Research lines

  • All-optical electrophysiology
  • High-speed optical sectioning
  • 3D Optical endoscopy
  • Biomedical imaging
  • Positron emission tomography

Supervised students and researchers