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BME Seminar: Yali Jia, PhD

Thursday, March 21 | 10:00 AM

Whitaker Hall, 218

Presenting on "OCT Angiography and Oximetry: Prospects & Challenges".

Yali Jia, PhD, Jennie P. Weeks Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University, will speak on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 10:00 am CT in Whitaker 218.

AbstractRetinal vascular diseases are a leading cause of blindness. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become the standard imaging modality in clinic. OCT angiography (OCTA) has been rapidly adopted in research and clinical settings. In this talk, the development of OCTA techniques for clinical use will be introduced, the application of artificial intelligence in OCTA will be reviewed, and high-performance OCTA prototypes will be discussed. OCT oximetry is a new type of functional OCT, which has recently been achieved by visible-light OCT and used in preclinical and clinical research. Altered retinal vascular oxygenation measured by OCT may benefit the research on ocular vascular biology and physiology and influence clinical diagnosis or management of retinal diseases. In this talk, the development of OCT oximetry on retinal capillaries and its applications on rodent models will be presented. At the end, the future directions of OCT angiography and oximetry will be discussed.

Registration to attend virtually is required. Please register.

Event Type



McKelvey School of Engineering


Science & Technology, Medicine & Health



Biomedical Engineering


Event Contact

Mimi Hilburg | mhilburg@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Yali Jia, PhD, is the Jennie P. Weeks Professor of Ophthalmology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU). She received her PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering at OHSU under the mentorship of Prof. Ricky Wang, in 2010. Following 1-year postdoc training under the guidance of Prof. David Huang, she joined Casey Eye Institute at OHSU, where she co-direct the Center for Ophthalmic Optics & Lasers Lab (coollab.net). Her research work is centered on advanced and functional OCT technologies as well as novel analyzing frameworks for the detection, monitoring, and understanding of retinal diseases. Her work has led to major breakthroughs that transitioned OCT angiography from a purely research technology to the clinic.  Her other interests include high-performance OCT prototypes, retinal imaging, and artificial intelligence.

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