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.
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