New imaging technologies are providing the ability to interrogate and manipulate living biological specimens dynamically to yield information at the molecular, cellular, and tissue levels. We believe these techniques will dramatically advance minimally invasive optical technologies and the biological questions and medical problems they are being used to address. Our department focuses on interdisciplinary research for disease detection. The emphasis is to integrate new advances in imaging science, molecular markers of disease, and novel contrast agents for translational research.
Making Cancer Visible with Microchips
For cancer patients, the difference between an early or late diagnosis is often a matter of life or death. Because of this Dr. John Zhang, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is working to improve early detection of cancer through a rather simple blood test that can be potentially used in every clinic. Read more...