Welcome to the Applegate Research Group

at the University of Southern California


Our research interests are broadly to develop novel biophotonic technologies for point-of-care diagnosis and monitoring of human disease as well as the basic scientific understanding of human disease.

Researchers in the lab work on developing novel technologies related to Optical Coherence Tomography, Photoacoustic Microscopy, Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging, and Confocal Microscopy. Diseases of the ear and atherosclerosis are two areas of particular interest to the group.



Our lab is located in the Zikha Neurogenetic Institute, 1501 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033 on the fourth floor.