Palanker Lab

The primary focus of our research is in interactions of electric field (including light) with biological cells and tissues.

In optical domain we study dynamics of tissue response to transient hyperthermia, explosive vaporization, multiphoton molecular dissociation and ionization (dielectric breakdown).

Interactions of pulsed electric field with cells include neural stimulation, muscle stimulation and electroporation.

We develop applications of these interactions to novel surgical, therapeutic and prosthetic technologies in medicine, primarily in ophthalmology.

Many of the interdisciplinary projects are conducted in collaboration between the Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory.