Clemens Alt, PhD
Instructor
I research lasers in ophthalmology for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. My interests include therapeutic selective targeting of ocular cells (e.g., retinal pigment epithelium cells) for the treatment of retinal diseases, adaptive-optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy and in vivo retinal flow cytometry.
     
Chia-Yuan Chang, MS
Graduate Student

 
 
Daniel Côté, PhD
Visiting Scientist
Centre de Recherche Université Laval Robert Giffard
2601 Chemin de la Canardière F-6500
Québec (Qc), G1J2G3
Canada


Daniel Côté's website
     
 
Xinjun Fu, MD
Research Scientist
My research here at Wellman will focus on tracking cells in live tissue with in vivo imaging techniques, trying to understand the role of progenitor cells and inflammatory cells in tissue repair following injury, and develop therapeutic strategies to promote tissue repair.
     
 
Ho Lee, PhD
Visiting Scientist
 
     
 
Luke Mortensen, PhD
Visiting Research Fellow
 
     
 
Riikka Pastila, PhD
Visiting Scientist
STUK- Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority
Laippatie 4
FI-00880 Helsinki, Finland

     
 
Judith Runnels, PhD
Assistant in Genetics

     
 
Joel Spencer, PhD
Research Fellow
I am interested in the development and application of intravital microscopy to study mesenchymal stem cell homing to various tissues, T cell response to islet transplants, and several other topics. My interests also include the development of in vivo optical methods to study the role of oxygen in the homing and retention of hematopoietic stem cells to bone marrow.
     
 
Wei Sun
Research Fellow
I am researching two-photon microscopic in-vivo imaging implemented with adaptive optics to enhance penetration depth and two-photon flow cytometry.
     
 
Grace Teo
Visiting Graduate Student
I study how systemically infused adult bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) home to sites of inflammation. MSC have been shown to exert immunosuppressive effects in multiple models of inflammatory disease. Using intravital microscopy, I hope to elucidate the MSC homing mechanism, and dynamics of immunosuppression.
     
 
Raphael Turcotte
Graduate Student
My current research focuses on the development of optical tools to probe and interact directly with the bone marrow of live animals. Guided by optical microscopy, I seek to modify and analyze the hematopoietic stem cells microenvironment in the bone marrow at the single cell level.
 
 
Juwell Wu, PhD
Research Fellow

     
Vionnie Yu, PhD
Research Fellow
My research focuses on the systemic hematopoietic response during leukemic development. Combining a multicolour genetic model and in vivo high resolution imaging, we track the clonal response of the hematopoietic system during malignant transformation and their interaction with cancer cells. Such information will be critical for improving future strategies against hematopoietic malignancies.
     
Walid Zaher, MD
Research Assistant
My research is centered around investigating the mechanisms that govern mesenchymal and hematopoietic stem cells homing after transplantation. Using confocal microscopy, we are also investigating the role of endogenous (resident) stem cell population and their cross talk with the injected MSC and HSC in the bone marrow after irradiation and their role in bone marrow reconstitution.