Goals: Our laboratory focuses on the development and translation of optical technologies into either patient care or biological studies. In the clinic, we are developing coherent optical imaging platforms that can be deployed endoscopically to diagnosis and guide the treatment of disease. In the biological laboratory, we are developing these imaging technologies into tools that provide new insight into disease processes and therapeutic responses. Our methodology combines a core focus on optical technologies with broad-based engineering and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Affiliations: We are located in the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, a thematic research center on the main Massachusetts General Hospital campus. Researchers in our laboratory have affiliations with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vakoc also hold an appointment in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program.