1st Annual Lightfest! Advanced Light Microscopy Symposium

May 16, 2023

9:00am – 6:30pm


CNSI Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Auditorium

Session 1: Biophotonic Sensors

Debjit Roy
“Towards Precise Optical Measurements of Steady-State of- and Small Changes in- Resting Membrane Potentials”
Yi Chen
“ElectrochemicalO2 Gradient under a Confocal Microscope”
Siddharth Srivastava
“Surafce Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of Extra-cellular Vesicles using Au-nanopyramid Substrates”

Session 2: In Vivo Dynamic Imaging

Brian Jeong
“4D Visualization of Angiotropism by Metastatic Cancers in a Zebrafish Model”
Jimmy Hu
“Myosin II PowersConvergent Extension Movement during Epithelial Invagination”
Jing Wang
“4D Imaging to Study Mechanosensitive Cardiac Development”

Session 3: Characterization of Nanomaterials

Haley Marks
“Phasor-FLIM for Delineating Topical Drug Releasing Nanoparticles from Skin Autofluorescence”
Roxanne Castillo
“Overcomingthe Biological Barriers of Nanomedicine”
Amir Nasajpour
“A Tale about Shoaling Bio-inspired Materials Driving Cellular Activity”

Session 4: Light Microscopy for Neuroscience

Jeremie Vitte
“Insights on Schwannoma Biology using Advanced Microscopy Techniques”
Ivan Lopez
“Light Sheet Microscopy of the Human Inner Ear”
Andrew Smith
“Sex Differences in Neurodegeneration in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis”

Session 5: Label-free Imaging of Intrinsic Biomarkers

Mike Lake
“SimultaneousSecond Harmonic Generation (SHG) Imaging of Collagen and Fluorescent Imaging of Elastin in Pig and Rabbit Vocal Chords”
Zhongying Wang
“Application of Fluorescent Lifetime Imaging Microscopy to Evaluate Islet Cell Metabolism In Vivo and In Vitro”
Yijie Zhang
“Virtual Staining of Defocused Autofluorescence Images of Unlabeled Tissue using Deep Neural Networks”

Session 6: Hot Topics: Cutting Edge Modalities

Martin Martin
“Localization of Piezo1 in Murine Enteric Smooth Muscle Cells”
Javier Carmona
“Large Volumetric Imaging at Near Millisecond Resolution with Transverse-Sheet Illumination Microscopy”
Blake Madruga
“Development of Open-Source, High Performance Miniature Multiphoton Microscopy Systems for Freely Behaving Animals”

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