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Complex system and future
technologies in neuroscience – CSFTN’24
29-30 June 2024 Teleon Imperial Hotel (link)
Venue: St Peterburg, Russia

Kirill V. Larin

Kirill V. Larin

University of Houston, (Houston, USA)

Recent Advances in Optical Coherence Elastography

Abstract: Several optical methods are emerging as a powerful tool for the noninvasive quantification of viscoelastic properties of several tissues, such as the eye, skin, and even whole embryos. In this presentation, I’ll overview recent progress made in the development and application of Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE) for quantification of mechanical properties of various tissues and how we use these data for health diagnostics, such as early detection of keratoconus (structural degeneration of the cornea), quantitative assessment of systemic sclerosis (an autoimmune disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin), and whole embryos.

Speaker: Kirill Larin is a Cullen College of Engineering Endowed Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Houston. He also holds joint appointments at the College of Optometry and the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Baylor College of Medicine. Larin received his first M.S. in Laser Physics and Mathematics from the Saratov State University, Russia, in 1995, his second M.S. in Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics in 2001, and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering in 2002 from the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research contributions are in Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics and the development and application of various optical methods for noninvasive and nondestructive imaging and diagnostics of tissues and cells. Larin has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and chapters in ten textbooks on Biomedical Optics. He is the recipient of the prestigious Presidential Award from Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Larin currently serves as an Instructor for short courses on Tissue Optics at SPIE, Optica, and IEEE conferences. He was inducted as a Fellow of SPIE in 2015, a Fellow of Optica in 2016, and a Fellow of AIMBE in 2020.