Using technology that has extremely simple optical hardware and a lens-free microscope, as well as sophisticated algorithms that help reconstruct the images of tissue samples, a research team led by Drs. Aydogan Ozcan and Rajan Kulkarni of UCLA have developed hologram technology that may make much-needed diagnostic testing of chronic diseases available and affordable for people in developing countries and remote areas.

Ozcan is the UCLA Chancellor’s Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering and associate director of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI); and Rajan Kulkarni, an assistant professor of medicine and dermatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, a member of CNSI, and a 2015 UCLA Clinical and Translational Institute (CTSI) KL2 Scholar. Kulkarni's work is supported by the UCLA CTSI.

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Image caption: Rendering of a lens-free holographic microscope that uses a silicon chip and computer algorithms to create 3-D images of tissue samples.

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