Martin Villiger, Ph.D., M.D.


Assistant Investigator
Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD Swiss Federal Institute of Technology 2010
artifacts; image enhancement; insulin-secreting cells; islets of langerhans; laser therapy; microscopy; optical processes; physical processes; tomography, optical coherence The current focus of my research is catheter-based polarization sensitive OFDI. With novel reconstruction algorithms we attempt to compensate for polarization distortions that arise as light propagates through the catheter. This enables improved imaging of tissue birefringence and provides a complementary contrast mechanism especially for collagen. Imaging of collagen is of high relevance for intracoronary imaging as well as in a range of other endoscopic applications.