Greg Lobo took second place in the 2012 Student Research Forum.
Greg’s project entitled “Structured Illumination Microscopy Compared To Other Computational
Optical Sectioning Imaging Techniques” was done under the supervision of Dr. Chrysanthe
Preza. The purpose of the project is to compare Structure-Illumination Microscopy
to other microscopy imaging enhancing techniques such as the COSMOS algorithms developed
in the Computational Imaging Research Laboratory here at the University of Memphis.
Structure-illumination Microscopy is a method that uses a grid that contains a sinusoidal
pattern of lines to project modulated illuminating light onto a focal plane of a given
specimen. During data acquisition, the phase of the grid is shifted to create sub-images,
which are used to reconstruct an accurate 3-D image of the specimen. This research
has application for diagnosing disease, development of new drugs, and the general
study of cellular organisms.