Congratulations to Dr. Sanghoon Kim!
It's defense season in the BIOS Lab, as Sanghoon Kim successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on Thursday, July 19.
Congratulations, Dr. Kim!
Congratulations to Dr. Yang Zhao!
Duke BME's newest Ph.D. is now Dr. Yang Zhao, who successfully defended his thesis project entitled "Deep tissue imaging with dual axis optical coherence tomography" on July 10, 2018.
Congratulations, Dr. Zhao!
Professor Wax goes to China
Dr. Adam Wax traveled to China in May to deliver an invited talk at the 138th Optoelectronics Forum. Speaking at the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics (WNLO) to an audience of faculty and students from the WNLO, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan University, and the Wuhan University of Technology, Dr. Wax presented the BIOS lab’s work on phase imaging of mechanical properties of living cells.
In appreciation for his presentation, Dr. Wax was given the Wuhan Optoelectronics Forum commemorative plaque.
Haoran Zhang receives fellowship
Master's student Haoran Zhang has received a Student Research Fellowship from the Biomedical Engineering department for his project entitled “Computational Reconstruction of Angular Scattering Profiles Using a Single Multi-Mode Fiber.”
Low-cost OCT paper is #1 download
A new paper by Sanghoon Kim and co-authors from the BIOS Lab was the top-ranked download from the journal Biomedical Optics Express in February 2018. The article, titled "Design and implementation of a low-cost, portable OCT system," describes how a fully functional spectral domain OCT system can be constructed for $7,200 in parts, far less expensive than pre-existing commercial OCT systems.
In March, the paper continued to attract widespread interest, remaining among the journal's top downloads in the #2 position.
Speckle reduction paper is a top 10 download in January
Another work first-authored by Yang Zhao has been designated a Top Download. In the month of January 2018, his paper was the 9th most downloaded article from the journal Biomedical Optics Express. Entitled "Real-time speckle reduction in optical coherence tomography using the dual window method," this article describes a method to reduce speckle noise in OCT images using a single shot, and without requiring any hardware changes.
Dual-axis OCT paper is journal's #3 "Top Download"
A recent paper by Yang Zhao and other members of the BIOS Lab has garnered a Top Download distinction. Their paper, "Dual-axis optical coherence tomography for deep tissue imaging," which appeared in Optics Letters' 12th issue of 2017, was the journal's third most downloaded article during the month of June.
The article demonstrates that a new dual-axis OCT configuration is capable of imaging much deeper under skin than conventional OCT, and at much higher speeds than previous implementations of dual-axis OCT.
Congratulations to Yang for capturing the attention of the optics community!
Quantitative phase imaging of cell disorder receives media attention
One of our lab's recent research papers has caught the notice of the press. An article in New Atlas highlights the findings of a Biophysical Journal paper, published by Ph.D. student Will Eldridge and Professor Wax along with co-authors Zach Steelman and Brianna Loomis. This work describes how the stiffness of cells, which is a key metric in the study of cell function, can be measured in a novel way: by sensing the level of disorder within the cell using Quantitative Phase Microscopy.
MS Student Jawad Hoballah Receives Inaugural Fellowship
Congratulations to Jawad Hoballah! Jawad was one of 11 Duke BME Master's students to receive the newly created Student Research Fellowship.
We bid farewell to Jason
After three years at the BIOS laboratory, we say goodbye to Jason...
BIOS lab work featured at Photonics.com
BIOS lab work by Jason Maher and Yang Zhao featured on Photonics.com
Recent papers on OCT & Raman spectroscopy and on spectroscopic OCT for characterizing burns
BIOS lab members attend OSA BIOMED congress
The OSA BIOMED congress in Hollywood, FL was great fun.
Presentations by our group included:
Clinical Detection of Cervical Dysplasia Using Angle-resolved Low Coherence Interferometry by Derek Ho
Guidance of Angle-resolved Low Coherence Interferometry Using Co-located Optical Coherence Tomography on Rat Esophageal Tissue by Sanghoon Kim
Toward the Assessment of Blood Oxygenation Using Multispectral Multiple Scattering Low Coherence Interferometry by Yang Zhao
Adam Wax gives the Modern Optics and Spectroscopy Seminar at MIT
October 13, 2015
Nanoscale Imaging and Sensing of Live Cells
Derek Ho presents a/LCI cervix results at SPIE/NIH Biophotonics from Bench to Bedside conference
September 24-25, 2015
Angle-resolved low coherence interferometry for the detection of cervical dysplasia in vivo