Pinaki Sarder, MSc, PhD

Assistant Professor of Imaging and Analytics
Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (Primary)
Department of Biomedical Engineering (Secondary)
School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
New York, USA


Dr. Sarder obtained his BTech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 2003, and the MSc and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) in 2010. Most recently he has been a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Optical Radiology Laboratory of the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine. He is trained in Quantitative Biomedical Imaging, Biomedical Signal Processing, and Fluorescence Microscopy. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences (PAS), Biomedical Engineering, and Biostatistics at University at Buffalo (UB), the State University of New York. He is a key member at PAS in their evolving graduate program in Computational Pathology, Cell Biology, and Anatomy. He received the NIH funded Imaging Sciences Pathway fellowship in 2007. His publications include 11 refereed first-authored journal articles, one refereed first-authored book chapter, and many abstracts and presentations.

Research Interest

His current research interests include: Quantitative Image Science.

Scientific Activities


• First author of one of the 10 best Editors Pick articles in 2012-2013 in Biomicrouidics journal from American Institute of Physics
• Marshal, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Washington University in St. Louis, Commencement, (May 21, 2010)
• Recipient, Travel Grant, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, 2010 Human Microbiome Research Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, (August 31 to September 2, 2010)
• Recipient, Imaging Sciences Pathway program Graduate Student Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine, (January 2007 to December 2007)


• Member, Program Committee, 2015 IEEE International Workshop on Machine Learning for Signal Processing, Boston, USA, September 17 to September 20, 2015)
• Member, Technical Program Committee, International Conference on Energy, Power, and Environment: Towards Sustainable Growth (IEEE Technically Co-Sponsored), Shillong, India, (June 12 to June 13, 2015)


1. Sarder P, Maji D, Achilefu S. Molecular probes for uorescence lifetime imaging. Biocon-jugate Chemistry. 2015; 26(6): 963-974. doi: 10.1021/acs.bioconjchem.5b00167
2. Xu X, Li Z, Sarder P, Kotagiri N, Nehorai A. Simultaneous detection of multiple biological targets using optimized microuidic microsphere-trap arrays. Journal of Micro/Nanolithography,MEMS, and MOEMS. 2014; 13(1): 13017: 1-10.
3. Hu D, Sarder P, Ronhovde P, Orthaus S, Achilefu S, Nussinov Z. Automatic segmenta-tion of uorescence lifetime microscopy images of cells using multiresolution community detection. Journal of Microscopy. 2014; 253(1): 54-64. doi: 10.1111/jmi.12097
4. Sarder P, Gullicksrud K, Mondal S, Sudlow G, Achilefu S, Akers W. Dynamic optical projection of acquired luminescence for aiding oncologic surgery. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2013; 18(12): 120501. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.12.120501
5. Sarder P, Yazdanfar S, Akers W, et al. All near-infrared multiphoton microscopy interrogates intact tissues at deeper imaging depths than conventional single and two photon near-infrared excitation microscopes. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 2013; 18(10): 106012. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.10.106012
6. Xu X, Sarder P, Kotagiri N, Achilefu S, Nehorai A. Performance analysis and design of position-encoded microsphere arrays using the Ziv-Zakai bound. IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience. 2013; 12(1): 29. doi: 10.1109/TNB.2012.2230116
7. Xu X, Sarder P, Li Z, Nehorai A. Optimization of micro uidic microsphere-trap arrays. Biomicrouidics. 2013; 7(1): 014112. doi: 10.1063/1.4793713
8. Nothdurft R , Sarder P, Bloch S, Culver J, Achilefu S. Fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy using near-infrared contrast agents. Journal of Microscopy. 2012; 247(2): 202-207.
9. Sarder P, Nehorai A. Statistical design of position-encoded microsphere arrays. IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience. 2011; 10(1): 16-29. doi: 10.1109/TNB.2010.2103570
10. Sarder P, Schierding W, Cobb JP, Nehorai A. Estimating sparse gene regulatory networks using a Bayesian linear regression. IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience. 2010; 9(2): 121-131. doi: 10.1109/TNB.2010.2043444.
11. Sarder P, Nehorai A. Estimating locations of quantum-dot{encoded microparticles from ultra-high density 3D microarrays. IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience. 2008; 7(4): 284-297.
12. Sarder P, Nehorai A, Davis PH, Stanley S. Estimating gene signals from noisy microarray Images. IEEE Trans. on NanoBioscience. 2008; 7(2): 142-153. doi: 10.1109/TNB.2008.2000745
13. Sarder P, Nehorai A. Deconvolution methods for 3D uorescence microscopy images: An overview. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 2006; 23(3): 32-45. doi: 10.1109/MSP.2006.1628876
14. Kovacevic J, Murphy RF. Molecular and cellular bioimaging. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine. 2006; 23(3).


1. Sarder P, Zhang W, Cobb JP, Nehorai A. Gene reachability using Page ranking on gene co- expression networks. In: Yu PS, Han J, Faloutsos C, eds. Link Mining: Models, Algorithms, and Applications. Ch. 21. 2010; 557-568.