Understanding how the brain works and developing effective therapeutics are important in advancing neuroscience and improving clinical patient care. This book covers state-of-the-art research and development in optical technologies and applications for brain mapping and therapeutics. It provides a comprehensive overview of various methods developed using light, both microscopic and macroscopic techniques. Recent developments in minimally-invasive endoscopic imaging of deep brain structure and function, as well as light-based therapy are also reviewed.
Babak Kateb is a neuroscientist with more than 15 years of research experience. His research has been focused on the introduction of advance diagnostics and therapeutics into clinical neuroscience in order to rapidly identify and introduce game-changing technologies to treat neurological disorders such as brain cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and brain and spinal disorders. He is also the founding chairman of the board of SBMT and Brain Mapping Foundation, Scientific Director of SBMT, and President of Brain Mapping Foundation, West Hollywood, CA, USA, Director of the National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics, NASA Research Park, Moffet, CA, USA, Senior Editor of SBMT-NeuroMapping & Therapeutics, Research Scientist, Department of Neurosurgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
Yu Chen is an associate professor at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. He received his bachelor’s degre in physics from Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1997 and his PhD in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 2003. His research interests include the following: optical coherence tomography (OCT), laminar optical tomography (LOT), and multiphoton microscopy (MPM), development of novel quantitative optical sensing and imaging devices for clinical translation, and preclinical and clinical applications of optical technologies in imaging brain function, renal physiology, cancer therapy, and tissue engineering. He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2012. Dr. Chen has been an associate editor of Medical Physics and a guest editor of IEEE Journal of Selected Topics on Quantum Electronics and the SPIE journal Neurophotonics. He is a member of IEEE, SPIE, and the Optical Society of America (OSA) and has served as conference program chair and general chair for OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO): Applications and Technologies.