Imaging Technology Will Offer New Clues to Embryonic Development


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David Mayerich, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at UH, is leading the $3.7 million project funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, with Kirill Larin, professor of biomedical engineering at UH; Mary Dickinson, professor of molecular physiology and biophysics at Baylor; and Joshua Wythe, assistant professor of molecular physiology at Baylor.

“When you look at an embryo, things happen at two scales, structural and molecular,” Mayerich said. It just hasn’t been possible to see both changes at the same time because the imaging systems used to capture them aren’t compatible.