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Xincheng Yao, PhD

Richard and Loan Hill Professor


Building & Room:

164D SEO


851 S. Morgan St, MC 063, Chicago, IL, 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 413-2016



Office: CSN 164D

Lab Location: LIERI B109

Lab Website: Biomedical Optics and Functional Imaging Laboratory

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Principle Investigator: Center for Bioinformatics and Quantitative Biology

Research Currently in Progress

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.