Barry R. Masters, a visiting scientist in the department of biological engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has been named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Masters and other newly elected Fellows of AAAS will be recognized on 20 February during the organization's annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.
Masters is a Fellow of SPIE and of OSA, and was formerly a professor in anatomy at the Uniformed Services Univ. of the Health Sciences. He is the author of the SPIE Press book Confocal Microscopy and Multiphoton Excitation Microscopy: the Genesis of Live Cell Imaging as well as author and editor of several other books, has written numerous book reviews for the Journal of Biomedical Optics, has served on program committees for biomedical optics conferences at SPIE Photonics West, and has published 81 refereed research papers and 126 book chapters and articles.
Masters was elected to Fellow of AAAS for his "fundamental contributions to understanding corneal and epithelial metabolism and differentiation by the application of confocal and two-photon in vivo imaging microscopy," noted a letter from MIT President Susan Hockfield. His research interests include the development of in vivo microscopy of the human eye and skin, biomedical imaging and spectroscopy, and the fractal analysis of branching vascular patterns.
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