Monthly Archives: April 2018

Buckley Lab Adventures in Miami: OSA Biophotonics Conference

At the beginning of this month (4/3-4/6) the Buckley Lab attended the OSA: Optics and the Brain Conference in Florida. This conference was great in keeping us up to date with existing and emerging techniques on the healthy and diseased brain. We were fortunate that we were able to present our lab’s research with posters and talks.

Dr. Buckley gave a talk on the advancements that our lab has been making to elucidate the mechanisms of brain injury. Specifically, using non-invasive DCS (diffuse correlation spectroscopy) measurements, we discovered that low cerebral blood flow is a functional biomarker of cognitive and pathological outcome after repetitive head injury. Kyle also gave a poster presentation on how cerebral blood flow acts as a neuroinflammation biomarker in response to head injuries.
Eashani gave a talk on translating DCS to a preclinical mouse model and the process of validating the accuracy of our measurements.
Paul presented a poster on a Monte-Carlo simulation based inverse algorithm to estimate absorption and scattering properties using small separation (<1cm) frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy data. He got a great audience!