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Dr. Shalin Mehta (Chan Zuckerberg Biohub): Computational microscopy of dynamic order across biological scales

October 17, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

Location: Packard 101

Talk Title: Computational microscopy of dynamic order across biological scales

Talk Abstract: Living systems are characterized by emergent behavior of
ordered components. Imaging technologies that reveal dynamic
arrangement of organelles in a cell and of cells in a tissue are
needed to understand the emergent behavior of living systems. I will
present an overview of challenges in imaging dynamic order at the
scales of cells and tissue, and discuss advances in computational
label-free microscopy to overcome these challenges.

Speaker’s Biography: Shalin Mehta received his Ph.D. at the National University of
Singapore, focusing on optics and biological microscopy. His Ph.D.
research led to better mathematical models and novel approaches for
label-free imaging of cellular morphology. He then joined the Marine
Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, where he developed novel imaging
and computational methods for detecting molecular order across a range
of scales in living systems. He built an instantaneous fluorescence
polarization microscope that revealed the dynamics of molecular
assemblies by tracking the orientation and position of molecules in live cells.
At CZ Biohub, his lab seeks to measure
physical properties of biological systems with increasing precision,
resolution, and throughput by exploiting diverse light-matter
interactions and algorithms


October 17, 2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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