Dr. Marinko Sarunic's research is devoted to developing non-invasive optical imaging systems to investigate diseases that cause blindness, with a particular emphasis on glaucoma and retinal degeneration. One of his main focuses is optical coherence tomography (OCT), a non-invasive, three-dimensional, micrometer-resolution imaging technique using interference of near-infrared light.
Sarunic's laboratory designs and constructs high resolution OCT and fluorescence imaging systems for studies in ophthalmology and vision science.
University: Simon Fraser University
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: Engineering Science
Position: Associate Professor
Jian Y, Zawadzki RJ, Sarunic MV. Adaptive optics optical coherence tomography for in vivo mouse retinal imaging. J Biomed Opt. 2013 May 1;18(5):56007. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.5.056007. (PubMed abstract)
Lee S, Fallah N, Forooghian F, Ko A, Pakzad-Vaezi K, Merkur AB, Kirker AW, Albiani DA, Young M, Sarunic MV, Beg MF. Comparative analysis of repeatability of manual and automated choroidal thickness measurements in nonneovascular age-related macular degeneration. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2013 Apr 23;54(4):2864-71. doi: 10.1167/iovs.12-11521. (PubMed abstract)
Jian Y, Wong K, Sarunic MV. Graphics processing unit accelerated optical coherence tomography processing at megahertz axial scan rate and high resolution video rate volumetric rendering. J Biomed Opt. 2013 Feb;18(2):26002. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.2.026002. (PubMed abstract)
Young M, Lebed E, Jian Y, Mackenzie PJ, Beg MF, Sarunic MV. Real-time high-speed volumetric imaging using compressive sampling optical coherence tomography. Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Sep 1;2(9):2690-7. doi: 10.1364/BOE.2.002690. Epub 2011 Aug 24. (PubMed abstract)
Sarunic MV, Yazdanpanah A, Gibson E, Xu J, Bai Y, Lee S, Saragovi HU, Beg MF. Longitudinal study of retinal degeneration in a rat using spectral domain optical coherence tomography. Opt Express. 2010 Oct 25;18(22):23435-41. doi: 10.1364/OE.18.023435. (PubMed abstract)
Xu J, Molday LL, Molday RS, Sarunic MV. In vivo imaging of the mouse model of X-linked juvenile retinoschisis with fourier domain optical coherence tomography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 Jun;50(6):2989-93. doi: 10.1167/iovs.08-2542. Epub 2009 Jan 31. (PubMed abstract)