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Charles Lin's Lab

Approach and Findings

The main research focus of our group is to develop minimally invasive optical techniques for in vivo imaging and monitoring of cells and tissues as well as therapeutic applications of lasers. The diagnostic techniques will help to answer important biological questions, such as:

  • In-vivo monitoring of cell trafficking in circulation
  • Imaging of vasculature and microenvironment in tissue
  • Interaction of cells with microenvironment

The therapeutic techniques allow us to target cellular and subcellular structures by means of selective absorption of endogenous or exogenous chromophores. Selective targeting may be helpful for treating various pathologies, such as retinal diseases or destruction of tumors, without causing adverse side effects to healthy tissue.

Recent Publications (more...)

Cruz Hernández JC, Bracko O, Kersbergen CJ, Muse V, Haft-Javaherian M, Berg M, Park L, Vinarcsik LK, Ivasyk I, Rivera DA, Kang Y, Cortes-Canteli M, Peyrounette M, Doyeux V, Smith A, Zhou J, Otte G, Beverly JD, Davenport E, Davit Y, Lin CP, Strickland S, Iadecola C, Lorthois S, Nishimura N, Schaffer CB
Neutrophil adhesion in brain capillaries reduces cortical blood flow and impairs memory function in Alzheimer's disease mouse models.
Nat Neurosci. 2019;22(3):413-420 - PMID: 30742116 - PMCID: PMC6508667 - DOI: 10.1038/s41593-018-0329-4
Patil R, Tan X, Bartosik P, Detappe A, Runnels JM, Ghobrial I, Lin CP, Niedre M
Fluorescence monitoring of rare circulating tumor cell and cluster dissemination in a multiple myeloma xenograft model in vivo.
J Biomed Opt. 2019;24(8):1-11 - PMID: 31456386 - DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.24.8.085004