Nicolas C. Pégard, PhD

Assistant Professor

Research Description

The Computational Biophotonics Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill develops advanced optical instrumentation for applications in biology, neuroscience and medicine.

Our group specializes in custom optical hardware and computational methods optimized to best execute tasks with optically encoded signals.

Our research strategy moves away from traditional microscopy and computational imaging systems that primarily aim to reconstruct visual renderings of samples. Instead, we propose data-driven solutions that utilize sculpted light and optically encoded signals to monitor and manipulate samples as well as innovative designs that maximize the flow of information being exchanged between the sample and the computer.

We currently offer interdisciplinary research opportunities at the intersection between optics, biology, and computer science and we welcome applications from motivated students and researchers at all levels. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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