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Dr. Buckley receives promotion and tenure!!!

The Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering announced Dr. Erin Buckley will receive a promotion to associate professor with tenure, effective Sept. 1.  Erin first joined the department and founded her lab with a focus on translational diffuse spectroscopies for brain monitoring in 2015. Since then, the lab has published over 20 papers and Read More…

New paper out characterizing normative morphology of cerebral microvascular blood flow waveforms measured with diffuse correlation spectroscopy

In our latest work published in Biomedical Optics Express, Tara Urner et al. present quantification of the average morphology of cardiac waveforms in the cerebral blood flow signal measured with diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS), and how these waveforms behave in response to vasomotor changes. Pulse waveform analysis has long been used with the current state-of-the-art Read More…

New Neurophotonics paper looking at agreement between methods for assessing cerebrovascular reactivity with diffuse optics

Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), i.e., the ability of cerebral blood vessels to dilate or constrict in response to changes in blood oxygen content or neuronal demand, is a biomarker of vascular health. CVR assessment usually involves administration of a controlled vasoactive stimulus so the reactive ability of the brain can be easily observed. The traditional way Read More…