David Adams, PhD
Collaborating Research Fellow
My current research is focused on using Polarization Sensitive OFDI to image smooth muscle tissue in the lung, with the aim of gaining better understanding of the role airway smooth muscle plays in the development of asthma and the severity of asthmatic symptoms. To properly study this I ultimately intend to perform in vivo catheter based PS-OFDI imaging of airway dynamics. To assist with this I am also working on methods to extract accurate information about the optic axes of birefringent tissue, in both benchtop and catheter configurations.
Taylor Marie Cannon
Graduate Student

Bhaskara Chintada, PhD
Research Fellow
My research focuses on point-of-care lung ultrasound imaging and tissue biomechanics.
Pelham Keahey, PhD
Research Fellow

Hwidon Lee, PhD
Research Fellow
My research focuses on development of novel fiber laser/amplifier for biomedical applications including optical coherence tomography (OCT) and photoacoustic imaging (PAI).
Szu-Yu Lee
Graduate Student

Norman Lippok, PhD
Swept laser
Swept frequency combs
Optical frequency domain imaging

Giulia Mansutti
Research Fellow
My research focuses on biomedical applications of laser speckle imaging (LSI).
Jacqueline Namati, PhD
Administrative Director for the
Center for Biomedical OCT Research and Translation

William (Wang-Yuhl) Oh, PhD
Visiting Scientist

Vicente Parot, PhD
Research Staff

Jian Ren, PhD
Research Fellow

Markus Seeger, PhD
Research Fellow
Markus completed his PhD in Medical Life Science and Technology at the Technical University Munich and the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich. He joined the Wellman Center in January 2021 as the recipient of the 2020/2021 OSA Thomas F. Deutsch Fellowship and develops next-generation photoacoustic biomicroscopy for label-free and dynamic interrogations of an organism’s structural, functional, molecular, and metabolic (micro)environment.

Milen Shishkov, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
My research interests are in the area of optical probe development prototyping and manufacturing. I have developed a broad range of fiber optics based on probes catheters and endoscopes, and rotary coupling devices for use in the research activites of our group.
Nestor Uribe-Patarroyo, PhD
Assistant Professor
Dr. Uribe-Patarroyo joined the Wellman Center for Photomedicine in 2012 after working in classical and quantum remote sensing. He is focused on bringing additional structural and functional contrast to OCT, with applications in gastrointestinal imaging, and functional retinal and intravascular imaging.

Martin Villiger, PhD
Assistant Professor
The current focus of my research is catheter-based polarization sensitive OFDI. With novel reconstruction algorithms we attempt to compensate for polarization distortions that arise as light propagates through the catheter. This enables improved imaging of tissue birefringence and provides a complementary contrast mechanism especially for collagen. Imaging of collagen is of high relevance for intracoronary imaging as well as in a range of other endoscopic applications.