Xincheng Yao webXincheng Yao, Ph.D., assistant professor, is one of three researchers to receive National Science Foundation Career Awards — a prize among the foundation’s most prestigious. Yao received his $400,000 NSF Career Award for research into the development of an optical coherence tomography instrument that provides sub-cellular- and sub-millisecond-resolution imaging of the human retina.

The UAB Reporter spoke to Yao about the honor and his work.