Prof. Christine Fleming recently joined Columbia’s Electrical Engineering Department as an Assistant Professor after completing her doctoral work at Case Western Reserve University and post-doctoral work at Harvard Medical School. The goal of Prof. Fleming’s Structure – Function Imaging Laboratory ranges from basic science applications of understanding how cellular structures result in mechanical and electrical functional abnormalities in the heart, to translational applications for monitoring treatments of abnormal heart rhythms. In particular, her research will focus on developing high resolution optical imaging systems (i.e. optical coherence tomography) and real time image analysis to provide a view of areas producing abnormal rhythms and also visualize therapy in real-time to increase efficacy and prevent complications. During Spring 2013, Prof. Fleming will teach a seminar course on Optics in Neuroscience and Cardiology (EEBM E9070).