Matthew Lew, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Lew, a new faculty recruit, is interested in developing imaging platforms for visualizing biomolecules in living organisms across length scales, from subcellular to whole subjects. He trained in the lab of W.E. Morner (Noble prize 2014). His work primarily focuses on super-resolution microscopy. For example he developed method simultaneous accurate measurement of the 3D […]

Tao Ju,Ph.D. Professor

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Tao’s works on computer graphics and image analysis with application to biological imaging. His early works pioneered the cage-based deformation paradigm which is now widely used in both entertainment industry and academics. In collaboration with a group of image processing specialists and neuroscientists, his lab used geometric atlases to map the gene expression patterns […]

Liviu Mirica, Ph.D. Professor in Chemistry

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Mirica uses inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biological chemistry to address metal-mediated processes with energy, biological, and medical relevance. One of his projects involves investigation of the interaction of transition metal ions with Aβ peptides and study of the role of metal ions in amyloid plaque and reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation in patients […]

Robert Mecham, Ph.D. Alumni Endowed Prof of Cell Bio/Physiology

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Mecham studies the extracellular matrix, the critical material that helps bind together and support the structures and tissues of the human body. He is a well-known leader in uncovering the structure of elastic fiber and understanding the complex process involved in producing it. His laboratory focuses on learning how cells produce elastic fibers, a […]

John Cooper, M.D.,Ph.D. Prof of Biochem & Molecular Biophysics

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

The laboratory of John Cooper uses a variety of light and electron microscopy techniques to address questions of how cells control their shape and movement. Those techniques might include low-light level fluorescence microscopy of living cell preparations, including spinning-disk confocal and total internal reflection microscopy.

Barani Raman, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Raman’s research focuses on examining the spatio-temporal signals in neural systems to understand the design and computing principles of biological sensory systems using relatively simple invertebrate models (e.g., Drosophila melanogaster). His lab employ’s a variety of multi-dimensional electrophysiological recording techniques and computational modeling approaches to investigate how dynamic odor signals are encoded as neural […]

Hong Chen, Ph.D. Assistant Professor

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Chen’s research is focused on developing image-guided ultrasound drug delivery (IGUDD) techniques. A new assistant professor, Dr. Chen has a joint appointment with Radiation oncology. Her laboratory is setting up two experimental systems: an ultrasound-image-guided focused ultrasound system and an MRI-guided focused ultrasound system. The goal is to translate basic research advances in imaging […]

Ram Dixit, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Biology

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors

Dr. Dixit focuses on understanding on how the microtubule cytoskeleton regulates plant cell shape. His lab uses transgenic plants and follow fluorescently tagged proteins in living cells using total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy to study dynamics and function of proteins at the single molecule level. In addition, by combining mutational analysis with live imaging of […]

Pamela Woodard, M.D. Professor of Radiology

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

Dr. Woodard’s expertise is in translational imaging and clinical trials, particularly in cardiovascular MRI, CT and PET. She is Radiology’s Vice Chair of Clinical Translational Research, has an appointment in Biomedical Engineering and is the Director of the Center for Clinical Imaging Research (CCIR). She has been principal investigator (PI) or co-investigator on numerous NIH […]

David Piston,Ph.D.Professor and Head, Cell Biology and Physiology

By dnapoli on July 21, 2016 in Mentors, Steering Committee

The main research focus of the Piston lab is the understanding of glucose-regulated hormone secretion from islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. To perform live cell measurements in situ and in vivo, his lab develops unique, state-of-the-art fluorescence imaging methods to assay responses along critical signaling pathways in both glucagon-secreting α-cells and insulin-secreting β-cells. These […]