Zach Simmons, PhD
Position title: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jeremy Rogers
Zach Simmons is an optical physicist whose PhD work centered on manipulating the index of refraction in atomic systems. As a postdoc in the Rogers lab at the McPherson Eye Research Institute at UW Madison, he is interested in developing novel optical instrumentation and applying precision optical tools and methods to measuring optical properties of tissue, with a special focus on trying to understand the unique properties of the retina. Current projects include optical goniometry of retinal tissue, enhanced backscattering (EBS) measurement of eye tissue and investigating the role of optical scattering in non-confocal microscopy.