We develop new optical imaging capabilities for the study of biomechanical interactions of cells with their extracellular matrix (ECM). Our parent imaging technique is optical coherence tomography (OCT). Another key area of research is the development of advanced image acquisition and reconstruction techniques to improve the volumetric imaging speed and imaging depth of OCT.
113 Weill Hall
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Research opportunities include assisting with experiments to validate the performance of our new imaging techniques (e.g. through the development and imaging of calibration samples, and mechanical testing or AFM measurements). Students could also get involved with manufacture of engineered cell culture systems, and with imaging studies of cell-ECM interactions in these cell cultures.
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