The Akkin Lab develops non-contact optical imaging tools to study tissue structure and function with high spatiotemporal resolution. A particular emphasis is given on neural imaging applications that include optical tractography of brain and action potential detection. Non-invasive or minimally invasive applications in medicine are possible, since the techniques work in reflection geometry.
BS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Çukurova University, Turkey, 1995
MS, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Çukurova University, Turkey, 1997
PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow/Instructor, Harvard Medical School and Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, 2004-2005
BMEn 3211/3215 — Bioelectricity and Bioinstrumentation
BMEn 5421 — Introduction to Biomedical Optics
Publications & Awards
Liu CJ, Williams KE, Orr HT, and Akkin T; "Visualizing and mapping the cerebellum with serial optical coherence scanner," Neurophotonics, 4(1), 011006 (2017).
Liu CJ, Black AJ, Wang H, and Akkin T; "Quantifying three-dimensional optic axis using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography," Journal of Biomedical Optics, 21(7) 070501 (2016).
Black AJ and Akkin T; "Polarization-based balanced detection for spectral-domain optical coherence tomography," Applied Optics, 54: 7252-7257 (2015).
Yeh Y-J, Black AJ, Landowne D, and Akkin T; "Optical coherence tomography for cross-sectional imaging of neural activity," Neurophotonics, 2: 035001 (2015).
Wang H, Lenglet C, and Akkin T; "Structure tensor analysis of serial optical coherence scanner images for mapping fiber orientations and tractography in the brain," Journal of Biomedical Optics, 20: 036003 (2015).
Wang H, Zhu J, Reuter M, Vinke LN, Yendiki A, Boas DA, Fischl B, and Akkin T; "Cross-validation of serial optical coherence scanning and diffusion tensor imaging: A study on neural fiber maps in human medulla oblongata," NeuroImage, 100: 395-404 (2014).
Wang H, Zhu J, and Akkin T; "Serial optical coherence scanner for large-scale brain imaging at microscopic resolution," NeuroImage, 84: 1007-1017 (2014).