Janaka at the SPIE BiOS Conference

My PhD research focuses on developing state-of-the-art multi-contrast optical imaging systems for neuroscientific and oncology applications. One of my projects was to use in vivo optical imaging to characterize how different parts of the “resting” brain communicate. This technique is also known as resting state functional connectivity (rsFC) mapping and can be a powerful tool for diagnosing brain diseases as well as to track recovery from such diseases. This project was focused on conducting rsFC mapping at the microvascular scale using optical imaging methods. I am extremely grateful for the GSA Travel Award because it enabled me to share the latest results from this project at the annual SPIE BiOS conference – the largest biophotonics conference in the country, and also enabled me to expand my professional network.
– Janaka Senarathna

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