Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University, USA
Karthik Vishwanath is a physical scientist with expertise in applied optical spectroscopy and imaging for elucidating function and structure of living biological systems He received his PhD In applied physics from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 2005 and conducted his postdoctoral research at Duke University
His research interests include developing theoretical and computational inverse algorithms to extract optical absorption and scattering spectra from measurements of diffuse reflectance, extracting intrinsic fluorescence spectra of biological tissues by correcting measured fluorescence for absorption and scattering artifacts, interpreting and quantifying time-resolved fluorescence in turbid media and applying these non-invasive optical methods to characterize functional and structural changes of cancerous tissues as they are exposed to conventional chemo- and/or radiation-therapies.