Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, of Biomedical Engineering and of Pediatrics
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....
Cilia; Heart Defects, Congenital; Lasers; Respiratory System; Developmental Biology; Tomography, Optical Coherence; Optics and Photonics
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.
Biomedical optics, interferometry, digital holography, cilia function and...
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...