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ORL Student Wins SPIE Outreach Prize

Arefeh Sherafati's demonstration of WUSTL Spectra's "Lego Microscope" won 1st place in the SPIE Outreach Games!

Two ORL Students Win WUSTL Poster Competition

Two ORL students win poster competition at WUSTL's Graduate Research Symposium. Congratulations Matt Reisman for winning Third Place and Arefeh Sherafati for winning First Place!


ORL faculty featured in a new NOVA special on the science of human memory. Watch online here!

Two ORL students win OSA Poster Contest.

Mahlega Hassanpour was one of four students to win the poster competition at the 2014 Biomedical Optics OSA conference for her
poster titled "Imaging speech comprehension in quiet with high density diffuse optical tomography".

Patrick Wright was one of the ten finalists for the poster competition with his poster titled "Spontaneous FAD Dynamics Reveal Functional Connectivity Patterns In Mice".

HD-DOT in the news.

Eggebrecht et al. published their most recent results using their HD-DOT system in Nature Photonics and the system has been receiving a lot of press:
BioOptics World by Eggebrecht & Culver
BioOptics World by the Editor
WUSTL Newsroom

Dr. Achilefu receives Innovation Award

Dr. Achilefu was awarded by the St. Louis Business Journal for developing the fluorescence goggle system. Read more here.

Goggle system featured in Scientific American

Dr. Achilefu's research in developing the fluorescence goggle system has been featured in the Scientific American June edition.

Student enters semifinals of 2014 Siemens Competition

Lydia Lin, a high school student, worked this summer in the Berezin lab lab through Young Scientist Program.  Lydia was named a semifinalist out of nearly 4,500 students throughout the country who submitted projects to the Siemens Competition. Only 408 students were named semifinalists.Three were from Missouri. Lydia's research work was entitled "Hyperspectral Imaging of Biological Tissue in Extended Near-infrared." Jessica Miller was her writing adviser.

Congratulations and good luck Lydia!

Student wins second place in St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division

Jessica Sun, a Parkway Central high school student who worked last summer in the ORL under Dr. Walter Akers supervision, placed second in the St. Louis Science Fair Honors Division. While working in Dr. Akers lab, Jessica investigated patterned illumination techniques to improve the contrast and resolution of fluorescence imaging. The developed imaging technique has the potential to be employed in noninvasive diagnostics and fluorescence guided surgery.

Phototherapy research published in Nature Nanotechnology

Kotagiri et al. published their promising research in developing depth-independent phototherapy using Cherenkov radiation in Nature Nanotechnology. 

Dr. Achilefu receives prestigious St. Louis Award ​​​for cancer goggles

Dr. Achilefu was awarded the St. Louis Award for his research on the fluorescent goggle system. The honor recognizes area residents whose achievements reflect positively on the community.