Dr. Michael R Hamblin is a Principal Investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School and affiliated faculty at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology. Dr. Hamblin directs a laboratory of around a dozen scientists who work in photodynamic therapy and low-level light therapy. He has published 320 peer-reviewed articles, is Associate Editor for 10 journals and serves on NIH Study-Sections. He has edited 11 proceedings volumes together with eight other major textbooks on PDT and photomedicine. In 2011 Dr. Hamblin was honored by election as a Fellow of SPIE.