Emily Gibson, PhD
Associate Professor, University of Colorado - Denver

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Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines (CO) (1997)
Department: University of Colorado - Denver

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, University of Colorado - Denver
  • Associate Professor
  • Bioengineering

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Neuroscience, Member
  • Optical Society of America, Member
Care Philosophy
My research interest is in development of optical technologies for biomedical applications. My lab is developing is flexible fiber- optic implantable miniature microscopes using two-photon microscopy. The applications of these devices include better understanding of the function of brain or peripheral networks by imaging and photo-stimulating neurons rapidly in a full 3D volume. The goal is to study brain networks in freely moving animals undergoing complex behavior tasks. Additionally, I have been working under the NIH SPARC initiative to develop these miniature microscopes to image and photo-stimulate axons in the vagus nerve through a nerve cuff. Another application is use of the miniature microscope for label-free imaging in endoscopy applications. Other work in my lab includes development of a custom superresolution STimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscope to image live cells at sub-100 nm resolution at video rates to visualize dynamics of protein localization or structural changes in vivo.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Colorado - Boulder (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Colorado School of Mines (CO) (1997)
Department: University of Colorado - Denver
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