Chris B. Schaffer
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
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
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