Alex Wei, Professor of Chemistry
Dr. Wei is working on a project to use gold nanorods as imaging agents for optical coherence tomography (OCT), which is essentially an optical version of ultrasound but with higher spatial resolution. In addition, one of the other focuses of his laboratory is to develop in vitro (and later in vivo) cell-based assays for studying early-stage breast cancer, involving the correlation of viscoelastic changes in cells and tissues during malignant transformations, and the arrest of malignant proliferation with non-cytotoxic agents (e.g., neutraceuticals).

For more information on Dr. Wei, visit his department website here.