Our lab is fascinated by the nature of light and tries to harness its power to devise novel technology for biological research and clinical medicine. We focus on developing imaging modalities to map properties 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.
The collaboration with Martin lab (Medical School) and Jewell lab (BIOE) will characterize the mechanics of non-adherent tumor cells.
The emergence of optical elastography in biomedicine. Outstanding Progress Article by Brendan Kennedy and David Sampson.
In this R33 grant from the Innovative Molecular Analysis Technologies program of the National Cancer Institute, we will develop Brillouin microscopy for the analysis of the metastatic cascade.
Tony was the recipient of the 2016 Raymond Davis Scholarship from the Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Congratulations Tony !!!
The paper in collaboration with UNIBA was chosen as a cover by Physical Review Letters and is among the highlighted articles.
Angelina, Tom and Maryam all won research awards for the summer, Maryland scholar program, ASPIRE and SEEDs fellowship. Congratulations....
Peering into tissue stiffness with VIPA-based Brillouin spectroscopy
New Method Could Offer More Precise Treatment for Corneal Disease