Butte Lab

The primary focus of the Butte Laboratory is translational research in the field of biophotonics. The Butte Lab is developing novel intraoperative imaging/visualization technologies to aid surgeons in achieving near-complete tumor excision. The Lab is working on two technologies to accomplish this goal: first, exploring the technique of time-resolved laser induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TR-LIFS) for delineation of primary brain tumors in near real-time and, second, developing a novel near-infrared (NIR) imaging system for visualizing tumors tagged with a unique marker, which is used to make them glow during surgery.

The Butte Laboratory is affiliated with the Department of Neurology and Department of Neurosurgery..

I am a research scientist in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai. I hold a doctorate from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California as well as a medicinae baccalaureus, baccalaureus chirurgiae (MD equivalent) from India. As a principal investigator, I manage a team including both neurosurgeons and engineers."


Pramod Butte, PhD

Intraoperative imaging research is based out of the Butte Laboratory and focuses on two unique projects exclusive to Cedars-Sinai: time-resolved laser-induced fluorescence spectroscopy (TR-LIFS) and the synchronized infrared imaging system (SIRIS).

Internal Collaborations

Meet Our Team

Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Butte Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.

Butte PV, Mamelak A, Parrish-Novak J, Drazin D, Shweikeh F, Gangalum PR, Chesnokova A, Ljubimova JY, Black K.

Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Feb;36(2):E1.

Butte PV, Mamelak AN, Nuno M, Bannykh SI, Black KL, Marcu L.

Neuroimage. 2011 Jan;54 Suppl 1:S125-S135.

Butte PV, Fang Q, Jo JA, Yong WH, Pikul BK, Black KL, Marcu L.

J Biomed Opt. 2010 Mar-Apr;15 (2):027008.

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127 S. San Vicente Blvd.
Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion, A-8224
Los Angeles, CA 90048