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Current Researchers

  • Photo of Andrew BergerAndrew J. Berger, Ph.D

    Biomedical optics, specifically spectroscopic diagnostic techniques

  • Photo of Edward BrownEdward Brown III, Ph.D.

    Multiphoton Laser Scanning Microscopy, novel in vivo imaging and measurement techniques, tumor biology, angiogenesis

  • Photo of Regine ChoeRegine Choe, Ph.D.

    Diffuse optics for in vivo cancer detection, diagnosis and therapy monitoring

  • Photo of Thomas FosterThomas H. Foster, Ph.D.

    Photodynamic Therapy of Cancer and Microbial Infections

  • Photo of Duncan MooreDuncan T. Moore, Ph.D

    Design of endoscopic instruments for the visible and the infrared; optical metrology

  • Photo of Seth PerrySeth W. Perry, Ph.D.

    Optical imaging approaches and technology development for cancer biology, immunology, and neuroscience

  • Photo of Jannick RollandJannick Rolland, Ph.D.

    Optical instrumentation, system engineering, optical coherence tomography

  • Photo of David WilliamsDavid R. Williams, Ph.D.

    Vision science, advanced ophthalmic technologies

  • Photo of Geunyoung YoonGeunyoung Yoon, Ph.D.

    Customized vision correction using advanced optical techniques such as wavefront sensor, customized optics and laser refractive surgery

  • Photo of James ZavislanJames Zavislan, Ph.D.

    Modeling and measuring the coherence properties of returned light through biomedical imaging, material science, remote sensing

Biomedical Optics

Second Harmonic forward/backward scattering ratio image of breast tumor biopsy

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.

Affiliated Center:

  • Center for Visual Science (CVS)

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    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.