Lab News

February 2, 2023

Two abstracts entitled "Characterization of Retinal Degeneration in a RHOP23H/+Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa" and "Three-dimensional quantification of structural changes in central serous chorioretinopathy using optical coherence tomography" were accepted by ARVO annual meeting. They represent the first two piece of works for Pitt OCT lab since establishment.  

November 1, 2022

Congratulation to Dr. Bingjie Wang as the recipient of the 2022 Wiegand Fellowship in Ophthalmology. The $55,000 will support her research project, entitled “In Vivo Cellular Identification of Retinal Ganglion Cell Degeneration and Regeneration in Rats.”

September 1, 2022

We receive a Wiegand Entrepreneurial Research Award from Eye and Ear Foundation on “Develop real-time retinal oximetry towards the commercialization of visible-light optical coherence tomography.” This award is made possible with the generous support from Eye & Ear Foundation Board member Bruce Wiegand and his wife Barbara to create this award to help advance University of Pittsburgh Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology research that shows promising chances of commercialization.

August 22, 2022

In this work, we propose a novel 3-D analysis framework for OCT/A scans to detect deviations in reflectance, angiography, and simulated perfusion from a percent depth normalized standard retina merged from healthy subjects. Requiring minimal retinal layer segmentation, being fully automated, and being able to catch several clinic features (hypo- and hyper-reflectance, nonperfusion, presence of choroidal neovascularization, and thickness change), this 3D framework has a strong potential to be integrated into commercial OCT systems and to benefit ophthalmology research and clinical care. Check publication page for more details.

July 1, 2022

We receive a Young Investigator Grant Award from the Alcon Research Institute on "Imaging blood oxygenation and retinal metabolism in rats with visible-light OCT". This is our first funded project since the establishment of the Pitt OCT lab. Thank you for supporting this important and impactful project, Alcon.

July 1, 2022

Pitt OCT Lab welcomes Richard Brown, a Pitt medical student, to spend his research gap year working on clinical studies to improve the care in ophthalmology.

June 23, 2022

Marcus Jones is a local high school student at Pittsburgh School District. He is supported by Hillman Academy for summer research training in the lab. He will be working on 3D printing to assist the OCT system development. 

June 22, 2022

The International Choroideremia Research Network (ICRN), organized by Choroideremia Research Foundation (CRF), is a global collaboration of research groups from renowned institutions who are working in concert to improve knowledge about choroideremia etiology, prevention, early detection, treatment, and prognosis. Dr. Pi will contribute his expertise on ophthalmic imaging to ICRN.

June 13, 2022

Dr. Bingjie Wang is an expert in OCT/OCTA analysis. She will work as a Data Scientist to help with the projects.

April 23, 2022

Dr. Shaohua Pi attends the Regional Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Engineering Conference at West Virginia University and is the judger for the poster competition. 

February 2, 2022

Dr. Shaohua Pi joins Pitt Ophthalmology and Bioengineering as an Assistant Professor.