The Computational Biophotonics Laboratory at UNC Chapel Hill develops advanced optical instrumentation for applications in biology, neuroscience and medicine.

Our group specializes in custom optical hardware and computational methods optimized to best execute tasks with optically encoded signals.

Our research strategy moves away from traditional microscopy and computational imaging systems that primarily aim to reconstruct visual renderings of samples. Instead, we propose data-driven solutions that utilize sculpted light and optically encoded signals to monitor and manipulate samples as well as innovative designs that maximize the flow of information being exchanged between the sample and the computer.

We currently offer interdisciplinary research opportunities at the intersection between optics, biology, and computer science and we welcome applications from motivated students and researchers at all levels. Do not hesitate to contact us.

05/01/2019        Pegard Lab hosts Sculpted Light in the Brain 2019 in London.

05/01/2019        Dr. Nick Caira Joins the lab.

02/01/2019        Ph.D. Student Hoss Eybposh joins the lab.

01/01/2019        The Computational Biophotonics Lab opens !

12/01/2018        Nicolas receives Burroughs Wellcome's 2018 Career Award at the Scientific Interface.