Palanker Lab

The primary focus of our research is in interactions of electric field (including light) with biological cells and tissues.

In optical domain, we study laser-tissue interactions, including dynamics of the cellular response to hyperthermia, explosive vaporization, multiphoton molecular dissociation and ionization. We also work on interferometric imaging of neural signaling.

With pulsed electric fields, we study neural stimulation and its applications to restoration of sight, control of the glands and blood vessels.

We develop applications of these interactions to novel surgical, therapeutic and prosthetic technologies, primarily in ophthalmology.

Many of the interdisciplinary projects are conducted in collaboration between the Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory.