Director: Ruikang (Ricky) Wang
By exploring the properties of light, tissue, and their interactions, our laboratory invented, discovered or pioneered optical microangiography, full-range complex Fourier domain optical coherence tomography, optical clearing of biological tissue, elastic-wave sensing of elastic properties of tissue, phase-sensitive optical coherence vibrometry, multifunctional nanoparticle contrast agents and their applications in imaging tissue morphology, cerebral blood flow, retinal blood perfusion, cochlear blood perfusion, and embryonic heart development. The research topics currently active in the laboratory include:
o Optical Coherence Tomography
Optical coherence elastography
3-D optical microangiography (OMAG)
o Photoacoustic Imaging
o Laser-Speckle and Doppler Imaging
o Contrast agent development
o Multiphoton microscopy
o Optical Projection Tomography
o Transillumination optical computed tomography
o Transcranial imaging for small animal models: Cerebral blood perfusion and tissue morphology.
o Imaging ischemic stroke, aging and neurodenegerative diseases (dementia and Alzheimer's disease)
o Translational imaging of posterior and anterior segment for the eye (Pre-clinical and clinical).
o Optical imaging of cochlea in animal models and human: Cochlear blood perfusion and tissue morphology.
o Translational optical imaging in dermatology: wound healing, cancer, cosmetic etc.
o Translational optical imaging for oral cavity.
o Imaging of embryonic developments, including chick embryos.
o Tissue engineering.
o Early disease diagnosis and treatment planning based on optical contrasts.
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Department of Bioengineering, N410 William H. Foege Building, 3720 15th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98195
E-mail: wangrk @ uw dot edu
Phone: (2o6) 616-5o25