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Friday, October 20, 2017 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
We welcome our next speaker, Dr. Kirill Larin, Professor of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Houston.
"Structural and Functional Imaging of Tissues with Optical Coherence Tomography/Elastography"
Abstract: Development of novel methods for structural and functional imaging, monitoring and quantification of different biological processes in tissues and small organs has gained tremendous interest in view of the varied applications of Biomedical Optics. In this talk I will overview several research projects in the Biomedical Optics Lab on development and applications of Optical Coherence Tomography technique for structural and functional imaging of different tissues, including imaging of mammalian embryonic development and quantifying biomechanical properties of different tissues.
Bio: Besides being a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston, Dr. Larin also holds joint appointments at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine and Department of Optics and Biophysics at the Saratov State University (SSU) in Russia. Larin received his first M.S. in Laser Physics and Mathematics from the SSU (1995), his second M.S. in Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics (2001) and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (2002) from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His research contributions are in Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics and development and application of various optical methods for noninvasive and nondestructive imaging and diagnostics of tissues and cells. Larin has authored more than 120 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in ten textbooks on Biomedical Optics. He is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award from Russian President Boris Yeltsin. He has also received Wallace Coulter Young Investigator Translation Award, Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award, Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Houston Society for Engineers in Medicine and Biology, and Herbert Allen Award from American Society for Mechanical Engineers. Larin currently serves as an Instructor for short courses on Tissue Optics at SPIE, OSA, and IEEE conferences. He was inducted as Fellow of SPIE in 2015 and Fellow of OSA in 2016.