FIP Seminar Series - Dr. Jeremy Rogers "Fractal organization of tissue: quantifying tissue scattering properties at the nanoscale"
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hudson Hall 208
Dr. Jeremy Rogers
Dr. Jeremy D. Rogers Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison Optical interactions with biological tissue provide powerful tools for study, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. Optical scattering in tissue is one important interaction that is often considered a problem that limits imaging depth and degrades image quality. However, scattering can also be used to assess structural alterations in tissue. For example, tissue may be modeled as a continuous random medium and mass fractal. A fractal dimension can be quantified from scattering measurements such as enhanced backscattering spectroscopy and provides an exciting prospect for use as a marker for disease including assessment of cancer risk through field carcinogenesis. Dr. Jeremy Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison and Retina Research Foundation Edwin and Dorothy Gamewell Professor. He earned a PhD in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona where he worked on the engineering and development of a miniature microscope for endomicroscopy and included the use of MEMS, micro-optics, and grayscale lithography as well as testing and metrology for imaging instrumentation.