The mission of the Microvascular Therapeutics & Imaging Lab is to develop instrumentation and employ methods to improve in vivo characterization of the microvasculature.
We were awarded a one-year grant from the NIH-funded UCI Institute for Clinical & Translational Science to develop and test a new functional optical endoscope design. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Brian Smith, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCI. This work will support the research efforts of BME undergraduates Akshay Paul and Edmund Florendo and Junior Specialist Tram Pham. Congratulations to everyone!
I’m happy to announce that Dr. Sean White was awarded a one-year, $30,610 research grant from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. Dr. White will work on development of a blood-flow imaging technology for use during a combined drug-/light-based treatment of port-wine stain birthmarks. Congratulations Sean!
The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) announced the awardees for their 2014 Student Research Grants. Four awards were given, and I am happy to report that both Ryan Farraro and Caitlin Regan were two of the winners. During the one-year funding period, Ryan will develop a new handheld device designed to image blood flow in premature infants, and Caitlin will develop a device designed to assess the presence of blood flow in teeth. Congratulations Ryan and Caitlin!