Daniel A. Gil
Graduate Student at Morgridge Institute for Research
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Area of Expertise:
Optical coherence tomography , Redox imaging , Image processing and analysis , Hyperspectral imaging , Autofluorescence , Label-free multiphoton microscopy
Profile Summary

I am a graduate student in Melissa Skala’s lab at the Morgridge Institute for Research and University of Wisconsin–Madison, where my research focuses on label-free optical imaging, optical instrumentation, and quantitative image analysis methods. I received my B.S. from George Washington University in 2014 and M.S. from Vanderbilt University in 2016, both in biomedical engineering. As an undergraduate, I worked with Narine Sarvazyan on a new label-free technique for guiding cardiac ablation procedures. In my current work, I am developing instrumentation and image analysis methods for two label-free optical imaging technologies, optical coherence tomography and autofluorescence microscopy. I hope to enable new applications of these label-free technologies in tissue engineering, neurosurgery, respiratory medicine, and precision oncology. I also believe that broadening participation of underrepresented groups is vital to the continued success of STEM worldwide, and I have been active in outreach and mentoring both at the K-12 and undergraduate levels. As a student member of SPIE and the Optical Society of America, I helped plan community events in Nashville, TN, for the Day of Light in 2015 and 2016 to improve awareness of the role of photonics-based technologies in our daily lives
Publications (6)

SPIE Journal Paper | 30 January 2019
JBO Vol. 24 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Optical coherence tomography, Cyanide, Particles, Mode conditioning cables, Cartilage, Inflammation, Coherence imaging, Optical imaging, Bioalcohols, In vivo imaging

Proceedings Article | 14 March 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10497, Imaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues XVI
KEYWORDS: Multiphoton microscopy, Tissues, Image analysis, Dysprosium, Therapeutics, Tissue engineering, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Photomicroscopy, In vitro testing

Proceedings Article | 14 March 2018
Proc. SPIE. 10470, Endoscopic Microscopy XIII
KEYWORDS: Microfluidics, Optical coherence tomography, Microscopy, Particles, Optical microscopy, Velocimetry, Pulmonary disorders, Cystic fibrosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Mode conditioning cables

Proceedings Article | 19 April 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10050, Clinical and Translational Neurophotonics
KEYWORDS: Injuries, Visualization, Tissues, Surgery, Signal attenuation, Optical coherence tomography, Cognition, Neuroimaging, Algorithm development, Brain

Proceedings Article | 19 April 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10041, Optical Techniques in Pulmonary Medicine II
KEYWORDS: Optical imaging, Medicine, Fiber optics, Luminescence, Hydrogen, Inflammation, In vivo imaging, Sodium, Cyanide, Mode conditioning cables

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