The first three fellows arrived in Stanford, October 2009.
Roger Jarvis completed his PhD at The University of Manchester in 2005 working on the development of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) for bacterial detection and characterization. As a postdoctoral researcher he has continued to develop his interests in applying quantitative analytical technologies in the biological sciences, which has included work on the measurement of post-translationally modified proteins and single cell imaging with Raman spectroscopy. He also has a strong interest in statistics, multivariate analysis and evolutionary computing for mathematical modeling and data mining, and has contributed software (http://pychem.sf.net/) and algorithms to assist in the analysis of biological datasets.
Rogers work at Stanford University uses time lapse microscopy to measure dynamic and morphological changes in pluripotent stem cells undergoing differentiation, with an aim to develop predictive models of cell fate.
Weisheng Lu received the PhD degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK in 2009. He pursued his doctoral research on the molecular beam epitaxial growth and characterization of III-V dilute nitride semiconductor materials and devices. He developed a simple and accurate method to independently determine the In and N concentrations in GaInNAs alloys. Combining different characterization techniques, he investigated and identified the degradation mechanism of dilute nitride edge emitting lasers. He also developed a theoretical model for the MBE growth of AlGa(In)AsN using ammonia as the N source. His current interest is the development of novel semiconductor materials and devices.
Weisheng’s work at Stanford University will focus on the development and characterization of 1.3 mm mode locked integrated-external-cavity surface emitting lasers, which can be used as light sources for bioengineering and medical applications.
Keith Mathieson completed his PhD at the University of Glasgow on semiconductor pixel detectors. Since then he has pioneered the development of high-density microelectrode arrays to study the response of retinal tissue to optical and electrical stimulation in collaboration with the University of California Santa Cruz and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in San Diego. Additionally, he led a collaboration with the Rutherford Laboratories aimed at producing a retinal stimulation sensor with an on-chip neural network to replicate aspects of retinal processing. He has held grants from the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and was the recipient of a Scottish Government/Royal Society of Edinburgh personal research fellowship.
Keith’s work at Stanford will involve using high-density microelectrode arrays to characterise how the retina responds to subretinal stimulation by the optoelectronic prosthesis under design by the group of Daniel Palanker.