Associate Professor Term
Cilia; Developmental Biology; Heart Defects, Congenital; Lasers; Optics and Photonics; Respiratory System; Tomography, Optical Coherence
Michael A. Choma, MD, PhD is a physician-scientist with expertise in pediatrics, biomedical optics, and biomedical engineering. His research uses innovative optical imaging methods to better understand and treat pediatric disease, including congenital heart disease and ciliary disease. Michael received his BS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University (thesis advisor: Joseph Izatt, PhD), and his MD from Duke University....
Melissa obtained her BS in Bioengineering from UC Santa Cruz. She received her PhD in Bioengineering from UC Riverside under the advisement of Dr. Hyle Park where her research focused on the development of optical coherence tomography to study the intrinsic optical changes of cortical tissue associated with seizure onset in vivo. She was awarded an NSF IGERT training fellowship in video bioinformatics.
Ikbal Sencan completed her undergraduate study in Electronics Engineering Department of Fatih University, Istanbul in 2007 as Valedictorian. She received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2010 and 2013, respectively under supervision of Prof. Aydogan Ozcan. Her research in Nano/Biophotonics Laboratory was mainly focused on high-throughput, high-resolution, low-cost, on-chip imaging and its biomedical applications with an...