Xincheng Yao, Ph.D., an assistant biomedical engineering professor in the UAB School of Engineering, has received a National Science Foundation Career Award. The five-year, $400,000 award benefits Yao’s research into the development of an optical coherence tomography instrument that provides sub-cellular- and sub-millisecond-resolution imaging of the human retina. The technology promises a high-resolution method for noninvasive evaluation of retinal neural function and dynamics, which could significantly advance the study and early diagnosis of major eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration.The NSF Career Award is considered to be among the foundation's most prestigious awards and supports the early career-development activities of teacher-scholars who most effectively integrate research and education within the context of the mission of their organization.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
UAB’s Yao earns NSF Career Award for retinal researchBy Staff
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