Luke J. Mortensen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

School of Chemical, Materials, and Biomedical Engineering

Designing next-gen cellular therapeutics

Phone: 706-542-0985


425 River Road, Room 314
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Mortensen holds a joint appointment with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, department of animal and dairy science. As a researcher at UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, he's working to unlock the body’s potential to heal itself.


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2011
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Rochester, 2006
B.S., Bioengineering, University of Toledo, 2003

Professional Appoinments

  • Assistant Professor, University of Georgia, 2014 – Present

Other Professional Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 2011 – 2014
  • Graduate Student, University of Rochester, 2005 – 2011
  • Engineer, Matrix Technologies, Inc., 2004 – 2005
  • Engineering Co-op, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, 2003 – 2003
  • Engineering Co-op, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 2002 – 2002
  • Engineering Co-op, University of Toledo, 2001 – 2001

Areas of Specialty

  • Intravital imaging
  • Multi photon microscopy
  • Confocal microscopy
  • Laser ablation
  • Cell therapy
  • Regenerative medicine

Publications and Scholarly Articles

Google Scholar Page


Label-free third harmonic generation imaging of neural activity 
September 20, 2019

Fiber optic based Spherical dome illumination device for high-resolution large field-of-view microscopy
May 9, 2019


Mortensen Group 

Regenerative Bioscience Center