Our lab studies the interaction of light and matter to devise novel technology for biological research and clinical medicine. We focus on developing imaging modalities to map properties (e.g. mass, stiffness, viscosity) that are difficult or impossible to measure with traditional techniques but with important biomedical applications. In doing this, we cover all stages of the translational spectrum: we study what light is; we try to understand its interaction with tissue, cells, and biomaterials; we develop advanced optical technology; we build instruments; and, we use our instruments for biological research and in clinical trials.
Direct Three-Dimensional Measurement of Refractive Index
Faster Brillouin microscopy and single-VIPA double pass spectroscopy!
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life is not easy without a guide star
in collaboration with K. Larin and R. Finnell in Houston
mechanical gradients during embryo development
He is the newest graduate student joining us with prestigious A. James Clark Doctoral Fellowship
The role of water is taking center-stage….Check also the IOVS paper in collaboration with Yun Group at Harvard Med School
spreading add-on Brillouin modules
Will study metastatic cell properties in collaboration with Dr. Kandice Tanner at NIH
Building an add-on Brillouin module for confocal microscopy
simulating lens accommodation...
courtesy of Jitao
Jitao does not seem worried about it….
Adaptive optics for Brillouin microscopy
The grant will fund cornea mechanical analysis in collaboration with Dr. Randleman @ USC and Dr. Sinha Roy @Narayana Nethralaya Foundation.
Will go to ARVO in Hawaii and present his CXL work
Shaffer's award will fund investigation in the mechanics of optic nerve degeneration