Mertz Profiled in Journal Nature


Article Highlights Innovative Biomedical Optics Technique

By Mark Dwortzan

Professor Jerome Mertz (BME)
Professor Jerome Mertz (BME)

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.

A profile of Mertz in the December 7 edition of the journal Nature Methods describes this research and how the College of Engineering professor became interested in the field of optics.