Matthew Chrest

Biomedical engineering

Hometown: Murrieta, California

Graduation date: Spring 2020

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MORE | Spring 2020

Creating a Multi-Modal Near Infrared Photoacoustic Fluorescence Microscopy System for In Vivo Imaging

Current optical imaging techniques have a limited penetration depth based on the high attenuation of visible light in biological tissue. Fluorescent and photoacoustic microscopy are methods currently used to explore in vivo tissue samples. However beneficial, these current techniques still lack penetration depth past 2 mm. By utilizing both fluorescence and photoacoustics, and by incorporating near-infrared (NIR) wavelengths, we are creating a multi-disciplinary microscopy platform where imaging at a greater depth can be achieved. Through this research, we aim to create value for neuroscientists by developing technology that will assist them in better understand neuronal interactions.


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Additional projects from this student

Developing a device with Phoenix Children’s Hospital to safely transport children with omphalocele birth defects will help families bring their children home.


  • KEEN
  • Spring 2019


  • FURI
  • Fall 2018


  • FURI
  • Spring 2018