Yao, Xincheng, Ph.D.



Associate Professor

Volker Hall
VH 390B
1670 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35294-0019

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(205) 996-7459

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND PhD, Optics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2001 MS, Optical Instrumentation, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1998 BS, Optoelectronic Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, 1996 TEACHING BME 313-Biomedical Instrumentation BME 340-Bioimaging Journal Club in Biomed Optics & Imagin RESEARCH

My research interests include development of biomedical optics instruments, biophysical study of neural systems, and functional imaging of the retina. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (2008-2010) Y. C. Li, C. Strang, F. R. Amthor, L. Liu, Y. G. Li, Q. X. Zhang, K. Keyser, and X. C. Yao. Parallel optical monitoring of visual signal propagation from the photoreceptors to inner retina layers, Optics letters 35, 1810–1812 (2010)

Y. G. Li, Q.X. Zhang, L. Liu, F. Amthor, and X. C. Yao. High spatiotemporal resolution imaging of fast intrinsic optical signals activated by retinal flicker stimulation, Optics Express 18, 7210-7218 (2010)

Y. G. Li, L. Liu, F. Amthor, and X. C. Yao. High speed line-scan confocal imaging of stimulus-evoked intrinsic optical signals in the retina, Optics letters35,426-428 (2010)

X. C. Yao. Intrinsic optical signal imaging of retinal activation, Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology. Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology 53, 327-333 (2009, invited review)

X. C. Yao, L. Liu, and Y. G. Li, Intrinsic optical signal imaging of retinal activity in frog eye, Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences 2, 201–208 (2009)

X. C. Yaoand Y. B. Zhao. Optical dissection of stimulus-evoked retinal activation, Optics Express 16, 12446-12459 (2008)

J. L. Schei, M. D. McCluskey, A. J. Foust, X. C. Yao, and D. M. Rector, Action potential propagation imaged with high temporal resolution near-infrared video microscopy and polarized light, Neuroimage 40, 1034-1043 (2008).

Y.B. Zhao and X. C. Yao. Intrinsic optical imaging of stimulus-modulated physiological responses in amphibian retina. Optics letters33, 342-344 (2008) RESEARCH FUNDING (2008-2010) Multifocal Optical Coherence Microscope, Principal Investigator, NIH , 8/13/2009-8/12/2011

Concurrent Structural and Functional Imaging of Retinal Neurons , Principal Investigator, DANA Foundation (Brain-Immuno Imaging program), 1/1/2009-12/31/2011

Development of a Microlens Array Confocal Ophthalmoscope, Principal Investigator, Eyesight Foundation of Alabama, 7/1/2008-6/30/2011 SERVICE (current) Professional Service Peer-review for Journal of Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS), Biomedical Optics, Applied Optics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Optical Engineering, Optical Communications, Journal of Modern Optics, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, etc.

UAB BME graduate education committee;

UAB BME undergraduate honor program committee;

UAB Council of Postdoctoral Education (COPE) committee; Community Service Regular speaker of the UAB Retinal Disease Interest Group;

UAB Retinal Imaging Internal Advisory committee, Vision Science Research Center (VSRC).

Birmingham Chinese Christian Church (Vestavia Alliance Church) household program for new UAB international students.