Second Harmonic forward/backward scattering ratio image of breast tumor biopsy
Biomedical Optics focuses on the design and application of advanced optical techniques to solve pressing problems in medicine and biology. Using techniques as diverse as Multiphoton Laser-Scanning Microscopy, Fluorescence Recovery After Photobleaching, Raman spectroscopy, near-field optics, and adaptive optics, we are probing tumor pathology, diffusion of cell surface receptors, single molecule spectroscopy, and the limits of human vision. This work is enhanced by the recent completion of the new Goergen building which jointly houses the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Institute of Optics. The Institute of Optics has granted over 2400 degrees in Optics, approximately half of all degrees awarded in Optics in the United States.
CVS was founded in 1963 by Robert M. Boynton to bring together scientists from a variety of disciplines with the common goal of pursuing excellence in vision research. These laboratories represent a diverse range of studies that span the development of the visual system to the interaction between visual perception and memory.