Dr. Michael Ryan Gardner


















RANK: Assistant Professor




  • Ph.D.   Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Optics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2018.
  • MSc.   Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical Optics, The University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2016
  •  B.Sc.  Biomedical Engineering, Imaging, Purdue University, USA, 2012

 Research Interests:

  • Optical Imaging

  • Biomedical Optics

  • Optical Coherence Tomography

  • Image Processing

  • Computational Methods

  • Mathematical Modeling



  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Bahrain (2018)

  • NIH T32 Predoctoral Trainee (2014)


  • Gardner, Michael R., Ayesha S. Rahman, Thomas E. Milner, and Henry G. Rylander III. "Scattering-Angle-Resolved Optical Coherence Tomography of a Hypoxic Mouse Retina Model." Journal of experimental neuroscience 13 (2019): 1179069519837564.

  • Gardner, Michael R., Adam Lewis, Jongwan Park, Austin B. McElroy, Arnold D. Estrada, Scott Fish, Joseph J. Beaman, and Thomas E. Milner. "In situ process monitoring in selective laser sintering using optical coherence tomography." Optical Engineering 57, no. 4 (2018): 041407.


  • Gardner, Michael, Nitesh Katta, Ayesha Rahman, Henry Rylander, and Thomas Milner. "Design considerations for murine retinal imaging using scattering angle resolved optical coherence tomography." Applied Sciences 8, no. 11 (2018): 2159.

  • Gardner, Michael R., Nitesh Katta, Austin McElroy, Vikram Baruah, H. Grady Rylander III, and Thomas E. Milner. "Scattering angle resolved optical coherence tomography for in vivo murine retinal imaging." In Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XXI, vol. 10053, p. 100531O. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2017.


  • Barrick, Jessica, Ana Doblas, Michael R. Gardner, Patrick R. Sears, Lawrence E. Ostrowski, and Amy L. Oldenburg. "High-speed and high-sensitivity parallel spectral-domain optical coherence tomography using a supercontinuum light source." Optics letters 41, no. 24 (2016): 5620-5623.