NIH, NSF, DoD
Aydogan Ozcan of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles, is an associate professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering who has developed a novel technology with the potential to dramatically change healthcare delivery. Dr. Ozcan, whose work focuses on lens-free computational microscopy, has developed a way to put microanalysis tools on a cell phone, enabling healthcare workers to accurately diagnose and treat patients outside of a traditional hospital setting and in hard-to-reach locations. He points out that telemedicine technologies, like cell phone microscopy, can help bring down healthcare costs and for that reason have great potential not just in developing nations, but here in the United States as well. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense.