University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics
Dr. Côté explores new optical techniques for use in tissue spectroscopy and neuronal activity imaging, both in vivo and in vitro. His research is leading to the development of new analytical and diagnostic tools for use in biology and medicine.
Imaging brain and spinal cord tissue brings a large number of important challenges. First, we often need functional information that can only be obtained in live animals, which requires the development of fast systems to avoid movement of the tissue during acquisition, various endogenous modalities to access the rich molecular information that is available. We also need long term imaging to follow animals over time which demands solutions for the highly scattering tissue (spinal and cranial windows). Second, to image the connectivity in the brain over large areas we require fast systems with high resolution to have a high throughput. I will therefore present various technologies (fast imaging, movement compensation endogenous contrast, molecular imaging, etc...) for live animal imaging as well as new technologies we are developing for high throughput 3D imaging at high resolution for brain connectomics.
All are welcome to attend. Please join us at 3:30pm in PHY 151 for light refreshments.