Credentials: Department of Biomedical Engineering
(College of Engineering)
Position title: PhD student
Advisor: Filiz Yesilkoy, PhD
Keywords: Retina, Müller cells, retinal microglia, neurovascular unit, surface-enhanced mid-infrared spectral imaging
BS 2014, Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
MSc 2018, Electrical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá
Retinal tissue architecture is determined by a plethora of dynamic and complex interactions between different cell types and extracellular matrix; thus, retinal tissue composition carries an abundance of markers associated with ophthalmologic diseases. In his current research, he is developing surface-enhanced mid-infrared spectral imaging (SE-MIRSI), which is a label-free and non-destructive chemical imaging method that enables correlation of morphometric and chemometric information to elucidate underlying biochemical signatures associated with ophthalmologic diseases.