About the Lab
The Vision and Robotics Laboratory, part of the Sheikh Zayed Institute of Pediatric Surgical Innovation, is engaged in several research efforts designed to spur innovation in surgical care. The purpose of the lab is twofold: first, to develop devices that serve an unmet need in the operating room with the goal of reducing complications and improving outcomes; second, to establish an infrastructure within which scientists, engineers and clinicians work together in a close feedback loop to rapidly convert ideas into useable tools.
National Cancer Institute (NCI), Chemical Biology Lab, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Principal Investigator: Martin J. Schnermann, Ph.D.
George Washington University, ART-MED Lab, Principal Investigator: Chung Hyuk Park, Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University, IMERSE Lab, Principal Investigator: Axel Krieger, Ph.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ralph P. Tufano, M.D., Jonathon O Russell, M.D.
George Mason University, Kang Lab, Principal Investigator: Pilkyu Kang, Ph.D.
InTheSmart, Co. Ltd.
Jaepyeong Cha, Ph.D. Principal Investigator [email protected]
Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI)
Presented by Lung W. Lau at the "i3: Shark Tank" session during the SAGES 2019 Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD on Thursday, April 4, 2019
Highlights from the lab
Laparoscopic LSCI - Pig Mesentery
Visualization of bowel mesentery in minimally invasive surgery using a swine model.
Subsurface Blood Flow Monitoring Using an LSCI
Take a look at this LSCI visualization.
Ureter identification in an inflammatory pig model using a novel near‐infrared fluorescent dyeLau, L.W., Luciano, M., Schnermann, M. and Cha, J Lasers Surg. Med. 52: 537-542. https://doi.org/10.1002/lsm.23165 (2020)
A biliary tract-specific near-infrared fluorescent dye for image-guided hepatobiliary surgeryMichael P. Luciano, Jung-Man Namgoong, Roger R. Nani, So-Hyun Nam, Choonghee Lee, Il Hyung Shin, Martin J. Schnermann, and Jaepyeong Cha Molecular Pharmaceutics 16 (7), 3253-3260 DOI: 10.1021/acs.molpharmaceut.9b00453 (2019)
A chemically stable fluorescent marker of the ureterJaepyeong Cha, Roger R. Nani, Michael P. Luciano, Gabriel Kline, Aline Broch, Kihoon Kim, Jung-Man Namgoong, Rhushikesh A. Kulkarni, Jordan L. Meier, Peter Kim, Martin J. Schnermann Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters Volume 28, Issue 16 (2018)
Dual-display laparoscopic laser speckle contrast imaging for real-time surgical assistanceCorey Zheng, Lung Wai Lau, and Jaepyeong Cha Biomed. Opt. Express 9, 5962-5981 (2018)
Real-time, label-free, intraoperative visualization of peripheral nerves and micro-vasculatures using multimodal optical imaging techniquesJaepyeong Cha, Aline Broch, Scott Mudge, Kihoon Kim, Jung-Man Namgoong, Eugene Oh, and Peter Kim Biomed. Opt. Express 9, 1097-1110 (2018)