Dr. Chen has had extensive research experiences in the field of biophotonics. She has developed novel microscopy and imaging processing methods, to study important biomedical subjects, including: cancer cell metastasis, single particle tracking , cell rheology, and molecular kinetics of NPQ pathways in photosynthesis. She is also skilled in nano fabrication and metrology techniques for surface plasmon nano devices. She is now focused on developing advanced fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy, miniaturized optoelectronic devices, and quantitative imaging analysis methods, with the goals to measure fast and dynamic physiology signals.
1. Developing novel microscopy system for biomedical imaging: multifunctional, FLIM & FRET, etc.
2. Miniaturizing optical systems and bring quantitative measurements from bench to bedside
3. Signal analysis and imaging processing to achieve multimodal and quantitative microscopy.