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Imaging Dynamics and Process in Mammalian Reproduction and Development with Optical Coherence Tomography

Hosted By: Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group

02 April 2024 11:00 - 12:00

From fertilization to an implanted embryo, and to a fully functional organism, the processes of reproduction and development are fascinating and complex. In mammals, such fundamental processes are foundational for understanding pregnancy, embryo growth, and the associated disorders and diseases, such as congenital defects. However, imaging and studying these processes are challenging.

In this webinar hosted by the Therapeutic Laser Applications Technical Group, Shang Wang will discuss the development of imaging approaches based on optical coherence tomography to address this challenge in the mouse model and to reveal the hidden dynamics that were largely inaccessible before. On the reproduction side, Dr. Wang will focus on in vivo imaging of the transport of oocyte and preimplantation embryo inside the oviduct (fallopian tube) towards pregnancy. In relation to development, Dr. Wang will discuss live imaging of the beating embryonic heart at the early stage of cardiogenesis.

Subject Matter Level: Intermediate - Assumes basic knowledge of the topic

What You Will Learn:

  • Application of optical coherence tomography in embryonic development
  • Application of optical coherence tomography in reproductive biology

Who Should Attend:

  • Scientists, researchers, and professors
  • Postdoctoral fellows
  • Graduate and undergraduate students
About the Presenter: Shang Wang, Stevens Institute of Technology

Shang WangShang is an assistant professor in department of biomedical engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from University of Houston, and had his postdoctoral training from Baylor College of Medicine. His lab develops optical imaging techniques to answer biological questions that are difficult or impossible to approach with traditional methods. The technical focus is on optical coherence tomography, and the current applications include mammalian reproduction, developmental biology, and ovarian cancer.

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