Research

Overview

The main application areas of research in the lab include tissue engineering and cancer diagnostics. We expect that the tools we develop will be useful in developing novel diagnostics that can be used to assess tissue function during normal and diseased development as well as in response to treatments.
 
View an updated list of publications in each of these topics.
 
Specific areas of interest include:

Optical Monitoring of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Engineered Tissues

Optical Monitoring of Cell-Matrix Interactions in Engineered Tissues

Biochemical, morphological and organizational changes

Development of novel optical biomarkers for the non-invasive detection of early cancer

Non-destructive characterization of collagen

Non-destructive characterization of collagen in normal and diseased tissue development

Monitoring of circulating cells

Monitoring of circulating cells in vivo or within microfluidic devices