David Adams, PhD
Research Fellow
My current research is focused on using Polarization Sensitive OFDI to image smooth muscle tissue in the lung, with the aim of gaining better understanding of the role airway smooth muscle plays in the development of asthma and the severity of asthmatic symptoms. To properly study this I ultimately intend to perform in vivo catheter based PS-OFDI imaging of airway dynamics. To assist with this I am also working on methods to extract accurate information about the optic axes of birefringent tissue, in both benchtop and catheter configurations.        
     
 
Kathy Beaudette
Graduate Student

     
 
Chuen Pui Hui, PhD
Research Fellow

     
 
Norman Lippok, PhD
Research Fellow

     
 
William Lo
Medical Student
I am currently an MD/PhD student in the HST program. My research project focuses on the development of an OFDI-guided and OFDI-monitored thermal therapy platform for epithelial applications, including the treatment of Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia and hypertrophic scars.
     
 
Jacqueline Namati, PhD
Administrative Director for the
Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation


     
 
Jian Ren, PhD
Research Fellow

     
 
Milen Shishkov, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
My research interests are in the area of optical probe development prototyping and manufacturing. I have developed a broad range of fiber optics based on probes catheters and endoscopes, and rotary coupling devices for use in the research activites of our group.
     
 
Nestor Uribe-Patarroyo, PhD
Research Fellow

     
 
Martin Villiger, PhD
Instructor
The current focus of my research is catheter-based polarization sensitive OFDI. With novel reconstruction algorithms we attempt to compensate for polarization distortions that arise as light propagates through the catheter. This enables improved imaging of tissue birefringence and provides a complementary contrast mechanism especially for collagen. Imaging of collagen is of high relevance for intracoronary imaging as well as in a range of other endoscopic applications.
     
 
Yang Wang, PhD
Research Fellow