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 utilize sculpted light and process optically encoded signals with innovative designs that monitor and manipulate biological samples with light, and 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.

12/14/2021       Pegard lab receives Neurospark research award!

11/01/2020       Maria Magdalena Ortiz joins the lab

06/12/2020       Prof. Pegard receives a 2021 Beckman Young Investigator Award.

06/12/2020       Hossein Eybposh receives the OSA's Jean Bennett Memorial Student Travel Grant

08/25/2020       Hossein Eybposh's paper on DeepCGH is published in Optics Express

06/12/2020       Hossein Eybposh receives a Student Paper Award at the 2020 OSA Biophotonics Congress

02/23/2020       Vincent Curtis receives the Royster Fellowship

02/05/2020       Mathew Atisa receives the 1st poster prize at the Duke Research  Computing Symposium

02/01/2019        Ph.D. Student Vincent Curtis joins the lab.

05/01/2019        Nico Pégard hosts Sculpted Light in the Brain 2019 in London.

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

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

01/01/2019        The Computational Biophotonics Lab opens !

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