UIC Bioengineering (MC 563) 820 S Wood St, W103 CSN Chicago, IL 60612
Office: CSN 164D
Lab Location: LIERI B109
Lab Website: Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Laboratory
Research: The Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Laboratory is working on optical technology for advanced imaging of the retina, neural tissues and endocrine cells. Two major projects are the functional intrinsic optical signal (IOS) imaging of retinal physiology and super-resolution ophthalmoscopy (SRO) of retinal morphology. The functional IOS study, funded by the NIH and NSF, is to investigate endogenous optical biomarkers correlated with retinal physiological dynamics. This effort will lay out the necessary foundation to develop new instruments for functional evaluation of retinal physiological condition at unprecedented resolution. The SRO project, supported by the NIH, is to use our recently demonstrated virtually structured detection (VSD) to pursue resolution-doubling in retinal ophthalmoscopy. By providing sub-cellular resolution, the super-resolution ophthalmoscopy will reveal subtle distortions in retinal morphology at early stage of eye diseases.