Vakoc Group Members

Boy Braaf is a Research Fellow at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH. His current research interests are focused on the imaging and quantification of blood flow in the in vivo human retina.

Ahhyun (Stephanie) Nam is a Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School and the Wellman Center for Photomedicine.  She received her M.S. and PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Benjamin J. Vakoc. Her research interest is centered on development and translation of functional imaging based on optical coherence tomography(OCT). In particular, she has focused on angiographic and polarization sensitive contrasts for clinical and preclinical applications.

Oviya Thanigaivelan is an engineer at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at MGH. She graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelors in biomedical engineering. She has done prior research in optics, ophthalmology, and MRI at Georgia Tech, Feinberg School of Medicine, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Meena Siddiqui received her Bachelors of Science at UC San Diego in Bioengineering, and completed her PhD in Medical Engineering at the Health Sciences & Technology division of Harvard/MIT. She has led the subsampled OCT project centered around rapid, large volume imaging for dynamic settings.