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Ira Farber

Lecturer

Academic Division: Math & Science

Bio

Ira Farber, Full Time Lecturer of Science, was a member of Polaroid’s Vision Research Laboratory and conducted studies in adaptive signal processing. Subsequently, he joined Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Inc. as a Senior Scientist working in the area of flow cytometry and its application to medical instrumentation. He then turned his attention to the field of optical computing and served as vice president of Optron Systems, Inc. managing R&D contracts funded by the Department of Defense, NASA, DARPA, NSF and NIH. Returning to academia, Dr. Farber held the position of Associate Director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Research Center at Brandeis University. He has published in the fields of electro-optics, biophysics and neuroscience and has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Harvard, Brandeis and WPI.

Academic Interests

Science; Science for Nonscience Majors

Courses

Degree Courses 2016-2017
  • NST 1010: ASTRONOMY
  • NST 2030: CASE STUDIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
  • SCN 3640: SCIENCE AND INNOVATION
Degree Courses 2015-2016
  • NST 1010: ASTRONOMY
  • NST 2030: CASE STUDIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
  • SCN 3640: SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Hirsch, P., Farber, I.C., Warde, C. (1988). Development of an e-beam charge-transfer liquid crystal light modulator. Spatial Light Modulators and Applications, 8, 11–14.
  • Hajjar, D.P., Farber, I.C., Smith, S.C. (1988). Oxygen tension within the arterial wall: relationship to altered bioenergetic metabolism and lipid accumulation. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics, 262(1), 375–380.
  • Farber, I.C., Grinvald, A. (1983). Identification of presynaptic neurons by laser photostimulation. Science, 222(4627), 1025–1027.
  • Anglister, L., Farber, I.C., Shahar, A., Grinvald, A. (1982). Localization of voltage-sensitive calcium channels along developing neurites: their possible role in regulating neurite elongation. Developmental biology, 94(2), 351–365.
  • Grinvald, A., Farber, I.C. (1981). Optical recording of calcium action potentials from growth cones of cultured neurons with a laser microbeam. Science, 212(4499), 1164–1167.
  • Grinvald, A., Ross, W.N., Farber, I.C. (1981). Simultaneous optical measurements of electrical activity from multiple sites on processes of cultured neurons. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 78(5), 3245–3249.

Books

  • Grinvald, A., Ross, W., Farber, I.C., Saya, D., Zutra, A., Hildesheim, R., Kuhnt, U., Segal, M., Kimhi, Y. (1980). Optical methods to elucidate electrophysiological parameters: John Wiley and Sons, New York

Conference Proceedings

  • ROSS, W., GRINVALD, A., Farber, I.C., WAGGONER, A. (1980). OPTICAL-DETECTION OF ELECTRICAL RESPONSES FROM THE PROCESSES OF NEURO-BLASTOMA CELLS IN MONOLAYER-CULTURE. FEDERATION PROCEEDINGS,
  • Grinvald, A., Farber, I.C. (1980). THE MINI-LASER MICROELECTRODE-DETERMINATION OF CONDUCTION-VELOCITY IN PROCESSES OF NEURO-BLASTOMA CELLS UTILIZING FLUORESCENT VOLTAGE-SENSITIVE PROBES. FEDERATION PROCEEDINGS,

Presentations

  • Adaptive Optics
    Farber, I. Adaptive Optics SPIE Boston, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Innovative Optical Designs in Flow Cytometry
    Farber, I. Innovative Optical Designs in Flow Cytometry WPI(2012)
  • The Physicist in Industry
    Farber, I. The Physicist in Industry Brandeis University (2009)
  • Design of Spacial Light Modulators for Optical Computing
    Farber, I. Design of Spacial Light Modulators for Optical Computing Brandeis University (2008)