Fleischer awarded National Academies Imaging Grant
Prof. Jason Fleischer, together with Prof. Thomas Bifano of Boston University and Dr. Shelley Batts of Stanford University have been awarded a National Academies Keck Futures Initiatives (NAKFI) Grant. They have received this grant for research on adaptive optics (AO) to improve imagining of the inner ear. AO improves imaging by adjusting the wavefront of light to compensate for aberrations. Launched in 2003, the Futures Initiatives is designed for scientists from various disciplines to focus on new research areas. It provides grants for research on new ideas that might be deemed as risky and therefore not supported by major federal funding, giving researchers the opportunity to develop their research and compete for larger awards in the future.