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Michael Choma, MD, PhD

Principal Investigator

Assistant Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

Cilia; Heart Defects, Congenital; Lasers; Respiratory System; Developmental Biology; Tomography, Optical Coherence; Optics and Photonics

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....

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Andrew Barentine

PhD Student

Andrew Barentine graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a BA in Physics, where he worked at JILA (NIST/CU) with ultracold atoms and Bose-Einstein condensates under advisors Eric Cornell and Heather Lewandowski. He is now leveraging his background in atomic and optical physics to develop new imaging techniques to access pertinent information related to cilia function and physiology.

Research Interests:

Biomedical optics, interferometry, digital holography, cilia function and...

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Yong Bian, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate

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Zhilong Cong

PhD Student

Interested in Signal Processing Algorithms Development, Light Sources, Optical Imaging System Design, Electronic & Bio-Sensors, Photometry, Cameras

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Melissa Eberle, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

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.

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Ute Gamm, PhD

Postdoctoral Associate in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

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Brendan Huang

MD-PhD Student

I am interested in quantitative imaging of ciliary physiology, which includes new image and signal processing techniques in conjunction with genetic manipulation of the animal model system Xenopus laevis.

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Joyce Li

Undergraduate Researcher

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Changgeng (Bruce) Liu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Research interests:

Biomedical optics, digital holography, optical microscopy, adaptive optics, ophthalmic imaging,interferometry and degenerate lasers development and applications.

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Ikbal Sencan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

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...

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Lily Blair

PhD Student

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Victoria Chu

Undergraduate Researcher

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Engin Deniz, MD

Instructor in Pediatrics (Critical Care)

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Siyuan Dong

Postgraduate Associate

Research interests:

Computational optics, Fourier ptychographic imaging, phase retrieval methods, super-resolution imaging and interferometry.

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Charles Jin

Undergraduate Researcher

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Stephan Jonas, PhD

Postdoc/Senior scientist

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Elaine Zhou

Medical Student

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Kevin Zhou

Undergraduate Researcher