About BORG

At Biomedical Optics Research Group (BORG), our research is devoted to optical imaging devices for biomedical applications. One of our main focuses is Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), a non-invasive, three-dimensional, micrometer-resolution imaging technique using interference of near-infrared light. We design and construct OCT imaging systems for small animal disease models and human subjects primarily for studies in ophthalmology and vision science. In addition to OCT, our work includes spectral domain fluorescence coherence phase microscopy and integrated OCT and SLO systems.

Marinko V. Sarunic

    Associate Professor, School of Engineering
    Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar
    Associate Member, Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
    Associate Member Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
    M.A.Sc. (EE), Simon Fraser University, 2001
    B.A.Sc. (EE), Simon Fraser University,
Dr. Marinko Sarunic is an SFU alumnus, having received a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Simon Fraser University in 1998. He continued on at SFU for a M.A.Sc. thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Glenn Chapman. Completed in October of 2001, the title of Marinko's thesis was "BiIn: A Prototype Bimetallic Laser Activated Thermal Resist for Microfabrication".
While completing his thesis work, Marinko joined JDS Uniphase in January of 2001 to develop optical MEMS switches for small and middle fabric networks. In a August of 2002, Marinko left JDS to pursue his doctoral degree at Duke University under the direction of Dr. Joseph Izatt.
Marinko's research at Duke University applied engineering principles and telecommunications equipment to biological imaging using Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). The title of his doctoral dissertation was "Advanced systems design for Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (FD OCT) systems", and included details on the development of a second harmonic spectral domain OCT system, full field quantitative nanoscale imaging, and phase processing algorithms to extend the imaging depth of FDOCT systems to accommodate the ocular anterior segment.
During the summer of 2006, Marinko joined the California Institute of Technology as a postdoctoral researcher in the Biophotonics group lead by Dr. Changhuei Yang.  At CalTech, Marinko's research included the development of a forward image endoscopic probe for use during ophthalmic surgery.
Presently, Dr. Sarunic is an associate professor at Simon Fraser University, where his research interests include biomedical imaging, optical coherence tomography (OCT), microscopy, low-coherence interferometry, micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems, BioMEMS.