Bioengineering

Bruce Z. Gao, Ph.D.

Gao Associate Professor
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Miami 1999

Research Interests
Optical Imaging
Microfabrication
Cell-ECM Interaction

Email zgao@clemson.edu
Office 201-3 Rhodes
Phone 864-656-0185

Biophotonics Lab

Imaging Cell-Extracellular Matrix Interactions

Biophotonics
Coherence-based optical imaging (OCT, digital holography)
Nonlinear optics-based imaging
Laser tweezers and laser cell micropatterning techniques

Microfabrication
Engineered microenvironments for cell culture
Lab-on-a-chip cell- and tissue-culture models
Microfluidics-based laser cell-sorting system

Cell-cell and cell-ECM interactions
Electrical and mechanical couplings between cardiac cells
Neural guidance under microfabricated environments
Engineered microniche: Stem- and cancer-cell development