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, MIT, Brandeis and WPI.

Academic Interests

Science; Science for Nonscience Majors; Electro-Optical Engineering,Technology Management

Awards & Honors

  • 1983 — Landau Prize, Weizmann Institute
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • NST 2070 ASTROBIOLOGY EMERGENCE OF COMPLEX SYSTEM
    • NST 1010 ASTRONOMY
    • NST 2030 CASE STUDIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • NST 1010 ASTRONOMY
    • NST 2030 CASE STUDIES IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

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. Vol: 8, Page: 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. Vol: 262, Issue: 1, Page: 375–380. Academic Press.
  • Grinvald, A., Fine, A., Farber, I., Hildesheim, R. (1983). Fluorescence monitoring of electrical responses from small neurons and their processes.. Biophysical journal. Vol: 42, Issue: 2, Page: 195. The Biophysical Society.
  • Farber, I.C., Grinvald, A. (1983). Identification of presynaptic neurons by laser photostimulation. Science. Vol: 222, Issue: 4627, Page: 1025–1027. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Grinvald, A., Hildesheim, R., Farber, I., Anglister, L. (1982). Improved fluorescent probes for the measurement of rapid changes in membrane potential.. Biophysical journal. Vol: 39, Issue: 3, Page: 301. The Biophysical Society.
  • 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. Vol: 94, Issue: 2, Page: 351–365. Elsevier.
  • Grinvald, A., Farber, I.C. (1981). Optical recording of calcium action potentials from growth cones of cultured neurons with a laser microbeam. Science. Vol: 212, Issue: 4499, Page: 1164–1167. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • 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. Vol: 78, Issue: 5, Page: 3245–3249. National Acad Sciences.

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.

Reports

  • Farber, I.C. (1989). Optical Wavefront Computer for Stabilizing Large Space Structures. Defense Technical Information Center. link

Conference Proceedings

  • P. W. Hirsch, I. C. Farber, C. Warde, . (1988). Development of an E-Beam Charge Transfer Liquid Crystal Light Modulator: Topical Meeting on Spatial Light Modulators and Applications. Page: Lake–Tahoe.
  • 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. Vol: 39, Issue: 6, Page: 2165–2165.
  • 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. Vol: 39, Issue: 6, Page: 2129–2129.

Presentations

  • Medical Device Design and Distribution: Some Global Perspectives Farber, I. Babson Global Health, Reynolds 244 (2016)
  • Adaptive Optics Farber, I. SPIE Boston, Boston, MA (2013)
  • Innovative Optical Designs in Flow Cytometry Farber, I. WPI, (2012)
  • The Physicist in Industry Farber, I. Brandeis University , (2009)
  • Design of Spacial Light Modulators for Optical Computing Farber, I. Brandeis University , (2008)
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