Mertz Profiled in Journal Nature
Article Highlights Innovative Biomedical Optics Technique
By Mark Dwortzan
Professor Jerome Mertz (BME) has developed a light scattering technique that could enable clinicians to look under the surface of tissue in the colon, lung, brain or other organs without relying on fluorescence labeling or any other kind of probe. Because the technique works even with thick or opaque tissue, scientists can use it to observe tissue in vivo rather than extracting samples.