Dr. Takano's research focuses on basic epilepsy and related neuroscience research centered on advanced optical imaging techniques such as fluorescence lifetime imaging and two-photon microscopy; and application of micro- and nanotechnology like graphene transparent electrode to functional cellular imaging.
Editor's Note: The CHOP Research Institute Summer Scholars Program (CRISSP) hosts 25 bright, talented, hard-working undergrads from various universities to participate in a full-time mentored research experience on campus from June to August. The program is supported by a National Institutes of Health grant. This year, we invited CRISSP scholar Julie Uchitel to share some glimpses behind
Our research trainees at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia go on to treat, teach, and investigate at some of the best medical institutions in the world. As the next generation of pediatric scientists, the mentors they meet while at CHOP don't just influence their careers, but the future of children's health, too.
Taking light-wave images of the retina through a process called optical coherence tomography (OCT) shows promise as a safe, noninvasive way to identify elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) in children with subacute conditions such as tumors, hydrocephalus, or head trauma.
Fitness tools that monitor your daily use of energy, from counting steps to tracking sleep, have exploded in popularity. Researchers are developing better noninvasive, high-resolution methods to estimate how well the fundamental source of that energy - your mitochondria - are working, and they have recently had some important successes. Mitochondria are the tiny energy factories of our cells,
Neuroscience researcher Hajime Takano, PhD, who works in Douglas Coulter, PhD’s, epilepsy research laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, is especially interested in which specific neurons could be inciting the neural network.
Jennifer Lynch, a University of Pennsylvania physics graduate student who investigates biomedical optics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, researched how the timing of surgery influences brain injury in newborns with HLHS.