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
American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Elected Fellow
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
Zellman Warhaft Commitment to Diversity Faculty Award
Cruz Hernández, Jean C., Oliver Bracko, Calvin J. Kersbergen, Victorine Muse, Mohammed Haft-Javaherian, Maxime Berg, Laibaik Park, et al. “Neutrophil Adhesion in Brain Capillaries Reduces Cortical Blood Flow and Impairs Memory Function in Alzherimer’s Disease Mouse Models.” Nature Neuroscience 22 (2019): 413-420.
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.