Beckman Laser Institute receives advanced nonlinear optical microscopy funding

Drs. Eric Potma and Mihaela Balu were awarded a $1.6M grant to acquire an innovative multiphoton microscope, offering advanced tissue imaging capabilities at depths beyond what can be achieved with standard optical imaging techniques. Besides its state-of-the-art imaging capabilities, the system is equipped with a custom-engineered modality, making it possible to rapidly capture selective imaging of important tissue components, such as lipids, collagen, melanin and cell metabolites.

The system supports numerous cutting-edge studies for the early detection of melanomas, hypoxia in retinal tissues, skin aging, malaria drug development, muscular dystrophy and many more diseases and conditions.  This unique instrument offers the advanced tissue imaging capabilities needed to propel the science of our research community into the next decade.