Oct 2019: Nikki’s ARF-OCE paper published in Biomedical Optics Express!

The paper, entitled “Spatial localization of mechanical excitation affects spatial resolution, contrast, and contrast-to-noise ratio in acoustic radiation force optical coherence elastography“, shows that localized ARF excitation with a smaller acoustic focal spot size results in strain elastograms with superior spatial resolution, contrast, and contrast-to-noise ratio.

June 2019: Welcome to our new postdoc Justin Luo

Justin completed his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering all from the University of California, Irvine. Advised by Prof. Vasan Venugopalan and Prof. Elliot Botvinick, Justin developed an optical platform for high-throughput investigation and screening of cellular mechanotransduction initiated by laser-induced cavitation. His current research is focused on new implementations of optical coherence microscopy to monitor the collective behavior of cells in response to dynamically modulated mechanical perturbation.