Therapeutic Laser Applications
This group focuses on the use of lasers in surgery or in other treatments of disease. This includes the use of lasers as surgical tools for tissue cutting, welding, and coagulation, as well as the use of optics to initiate cell-damaging photochemical reactions for the treatment of diseases such as cancer. In addition, optics, spectroscopy, and imaging provide unique tools that may allow real-time diagnostics of the efficacy of clinical procedures. For many of these applications, the development of optical tools for appropriate light delivery, especially for fiber-based or endoscopic delivery to tissues that are not directly accessible, is critical. In addition, this group emphasizes basic science studies of the mechanisms by which light can affect tissue in adverse or therapeutic ways.
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University of Texas at Austin
Steering Committee Advisor & Chair
Graduate Student at the University of Texas at Austin
Steering Committee Officer
March 08 - March 12 2015
March 11 - March 13 2015
March 12 - March 16 2015
Westin Downtown Denver, Denver,
March 13 - March 15 2015
March 24 - March 27 2015