MBM trainee Mikhail Kandel presented his research April 18 with colleague Chenfei Hu in conjunction with their work via EBICS and the QLI Lab.
Kandel’s presentation showed the lab’s new microscope add-on module, which improves contrast in reflected light imaging by using phase shifting. “It opened up a bunch of new avenues, as our module can be integrated into a high throughput imaging instruments,” he explained. The module “provides a significant improvement in resolution and sectioning.”
Kandel and his colleagues are now working on 3D reconstruction algorithms that will make the microscope similar to an MRI for cells. He is a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering program and is advised by Dr. Gabriel Popescu.