Miss Christine Lauren Ngo Sy
Research | Current
My research aims to acquire large three-dimensional, high-resolution image volumes of the coronary vasculature and the surrounding cardiac myocytes in normal and diseased rat hearts. This is achieved through the use of optical tissue clearing techniques, fluorescent labelling and a novel extended-volume confocal imaging system developed at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute. Precise morphometry of the coronary network can then be extracted to generate a one-dimensional flow model which will be used to compare normal and diseased blood flow.
Supervisors: Professor Nic Peter Smith, Dr Gregory Sands