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Biomedical Atomic Force Microscopy

Lab Information

Dr. Noël Ziebarth

Room Location: MEA 170-A

Room Phone Number: X8-3831

PhD Students

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The Biomedical Atomic Force Microscopy Laboratory is internationally recognized in the areas of imaging and tissue mechanics, with special applications to ophthalmology. Specifically, the laboratory uses confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to analyze the lens and cornea of the eye in their normal and diseased states. In addition to using commercially available modalities, we also developed custom Atomic Force Microscopes (hardware and software) that can measure the elastic and viscoelastic properties of cells, tissues, and polymers. We were one of the first groups to apply AFM technology to the field of ophthalmic biomechanics and have the first published report on AFM used to characterize the mechanical properties of the lens.

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