Pierre Lane, P.Eng.

Associate Professor of Professional Practice, School of Engineering Science
Senior Scientist, BC Cancer Research Center


Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University, Canada, 1999

M.A.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada, 1996

B.Eng.Mgt., Engineering Physics, McMaster University, Canada, 1993

Research interests

  • Instrumentation and devices for cancer detection and diagnosis
  • Tools for imaging native tissue autofluorescence 
  • Pulmonary applications of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
  • Handheld in vivo confocal microscopy
  • Multimodality and multispectral imaging
  • Fiber-optic catheters and imaging systems

Teaching interests

  • Biomedical optics and imaging
  • Instrumentation for early cancer detection



604.675.8000 ext.7093 (lab)


BCCRC 6-210
ASB 9872

Research webpage: 

Recently taught courses

  • ENSC 460/894 Optical Instrumentation for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis

Selected recent publications

  • Sheikhzadeh F, Ward RK, Carraro A, Chen ZY, van Niekerk D, Miller D, Ehlen T, Follen M, MacAulay C, Lane PM, Guillaud M.(2015). Quantification of confocal fluorescence microscopy for the detection of cervical IntraEpithelial Neoplasia. Biomedical Engineering Online. 14(96)
  • Pahlevaninezhad H, Lee AMD, Ritchie A, Shaipanich T, Zhang W, Ionescu DN, Hohert G, MacAulay C, Lam S, Lane P. (2015). Endoscopic doppler optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging of peripheral pulmonary nodulse and vasculature. Biomedical Optics Express. 6(10): 4191-4199.
  • Kirby M, Ohtani K, Nickens T, Lopez Lisbona RM, Lee AMD, Shaipanich T, Lane PM, MacAulay C, Lam S, Coxson HO. (2015). Reproducibility of optical coherence tomography airway imaging. Biomedical Optics Express. 6(11): 4365-4377.
  • Kirby M, Ohtani K, Lopez Lisbona RM, Lee AMD, Zhang W, Lane PM, Varfolomeva N, Hui L, Ionescu D, Coxson HO, MacAulay C, Fitzgeral JM, Lam S. (2015). Bronchial Thermoplasty in Asthma: 2-year follow-up using optical coherence tomography. European Respiratory Journal. 46(3): 859-62.
  • Lee AMD, Cahill L, Liu K, MacAulay C, Poh C, Lane PM. (2015). Wide-field in vivo oral OCT imaging. Biomedical Optics Express. 6(7): 2664-74.
  • Pahlevaninezhad H, Lee AM, Rosin M, Sun I, Zhang L, Hakimi M, MacAulay C, Lane P. (2014). Optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence imaging of human tonsils. PLoS One. 9(12): E115889.
  • Pahlevaninezhad H, Lee AMD, Lam S, MacAulay C, Lane PM. (2014). Fiber-Based Polarization Diversity Detection for Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography. Photonics. 1(4)
  • Pahlevaninezhad H, Lee AMD, Shaipanich T, Raizada R, Cahill L, Hohert G, Yang VXD, Lam S, MacAulay C, Lane PM.(2014). A high-efficiency fiber-based imaging system for co-registered autofluorescence-optical coherence tomography (AF-OCT). Biomedical Optics Express. 5(9)
  • Lee AM, Kirby M, Ohtani K, Candido T, Shalansky R, MacAulay C, English J, Finley R, Lam S, Coxson HO, Lane P.(2014). Validation of airway wall measurements by optical coherence tomography in porcine airways. PLoS One. 9(6): e100145.
  • Lee AM, Pahlevaninezhad H, Yang VX, Lam S, MacAulay C, Lane P. (2014). Fiber-optic polarization diversity detection for rotary probe optical coherence tomography. Optics Letters. 39(12)
  • Wang L, Lee JS, Lane P, Atkinson EN, Zuluaga A, Follen M, MacAulay C, Cox DD. (2014). A statistical model for removing inter-device differences in spectroscopy. Optics Express. 22(7)
  • Vuong B, Lee AM, Luk TW, Sun C, Lam S, Lane P, Yang VX. (2014). High speed, wide velocity dynamic range Doppler optical coherence tomography (Part IV): split spectrum processing in rotary catheter probes. Optics Express. 22(7)
  • Pahlevaninezhad H, Lee AM, Lam S, MacAulay C, Lane PM.(2014). Coregistered autofluorescenceoptical coherence tomography imaging of human lung sections. Journal of Biomedical Optics. 19(3)