Our lab focuses on the development and applications of novel optical microscopy techniques for biomedical imaging.

Recent Research Highlights

figure for Oblique back-illumination microscopy

Oblique back-illumination microscopy

OBM provides DIC-like phase contrast in arbitrarily thick tissue. The technique is simple, fast (video rate), and can be implemented in an endoscope configuration.

read more ››
figure for Partioned aperture wavefront imaging

Partioned aperture wavefront imaging

Single-shot, quantitative phase imaging using a specially constructed lens. Our technique is achromatic, polarization independent, and light-efficient.

read more ››
figure for HiLo microscopy

HiLo microscopy

HiLo microscopy enables a standard widefield fluorescence or reflectance microscope to provide optical sectioning by using two images acquired with uniform and non-uniform (or "structured") illumination.

read more ››

Contact Information

Lab Phone
617-358-2767
Physical Address
Life Sci. and Eng. Building
24 Cummington St. Rm. 248
Boston, MA 02215
Mailing Address
Boston University
Dept. of BME
44 Cummington St.
Attn.: Jerome Mertz
Boston, MA 02215
Jerome Mertz
617-358-0746
jmertz@bu.edu

Textbook

book cover

A rigorous and comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of optical microscopy. Includes classical and modern techniques such as holographic, two-photon, and coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering microscopy.

more ››