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Research

Point-of-Care Diagnostics 

The challenges of high health cost and efficient health-care delivery place increasing importance on the need for point-of-care technologies that are accurate and simple to use. Our lab has pursued various strategies for simple-low-cost devices capable of delivering rapid analytical measurements for diagnostics at the point of care. These device are expected to be particularly useful in poorly resourced environments, such as emergency response situations and developing nations.

 

  

Optofluidics 

Optofluidics is an emerging field of research at the convergence of optics and microfluidics. The term may be broadly applied to systems that use light to manipulate fluids, or fluids to manipulate light. Our lab has primarily investigates applications of droplet-based microfluidics for basic science research and for construction of novel optical devices.

 

Optical Coherence Tomography

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive method of optical imaging with cellular resolution that is capable of penetrating relatively deeply into biological tissue. Our lab works with traditional OCT and functional derivatives of this technology to investigate phenomena that differentiate normal and diseased cells and tissue.