Chris B. Schaffer

Associate Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Contact Information

B57 Weill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 342-7737

Chris B. Schaffer

Associate Professor
Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

Expertise
In vivo optical imaging; nonlinear microscopy; brain blood flow; neurodegenerative disease

Current Research Interest
Causes of decreased brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease; the coordination of rhythmic locomotion and navigation of obstacles by neural circuits in the spinal cord and brain; development of advanced imaging methodologies for biomedical research

Distinction
Cornell College of Engineering, Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Tucker Excellence in Teaching Award
Optical Society of America and SPIE, Arthur H. Guenther Congressional Science Policy Fellowship
American Society for Engineering Education, Biomedical Engineering Teaching Award 

Selected Publications
Farrar, Matthew J., Ida M. Bernstein, Donald H. Schlafer, Thomas A. Cleland, Joseph R. Fetcho, and Chris B. Schaffer. “Chronic in Vivo Imaging in the Mouse Spinal Cord Using an Implanted Chamber.” Nature Methods 9, no. 3 (2012): 297-302.

Nishimura, Nozomi and Chris B. Schaffer. “Big Effects from Tiny Vessels: Imaging the Impact of Microvascular Clots and Hemorrhages on the Brain.” Stroke 44 (2013): S90-S92.

Cornell Research Website Article
NeuroNex—a Radical Collaboration