AI for Human Well-being
David Merino

Faculty Member

I am a Professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and a Visiting Researcher at the Institute of Photonic Sciences. At UOC Iam a member of theComputer Vision group at UOC eHealth Research Center.

My research intests are related to biomedical imaging, and its applications in ophthalmology. I have been a researcher at University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, San Francisco and the Institute of Photonic Sciences, where I have worked in the design and implementation of different types of image acquisition techniques. I have also been a visiting professor at the Center for Innovation in Vision and Optics, at UC Berkeley.

To check my publications please visit my Google Scholar profile

  • J Andilla, CP Valdes, N Lefaudeux, O Sliti, D Merino, X Levecq, .... "Versatile and flexible TAOSLO device for retinal imaging". Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies XIV 11633. 2021.
  • 2019
  • M Alizadeh, D Merino, G Lombardo, M Lombardo, R Mencucci, M Ghotbi, .... "Identifying crossing collagen fibers in human corneal tissues using pSHG images". Biomedical Optics Express 10 (8). Pages 3875-3888. 2019.
  • M Alizadeh, M Ghotbi, P Loza-Alvarez, D Merino. "Comparison of Different Polarization Sensitive Second Harmonic Generation Imaging Techniques". Methods and protocols 2 (2). 2019.
  • D Di Battista, D Merino, G Zacharakis, P Loza-Alvarez, OE Olarte. "Enhanced light sheet elastic scattering microscopy by using a supercontinuum laser". Methods and Protocols 2 (3). 2019.
  • 2017
  • LLEE FERRARO, D Merino, MB Perez, MG Planas, A Borrell, P Loza, .... "Validation of an adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope prototype in patients with degenerative retinal diseases. The LITE study.". Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 58 (8). Pages 309-309. 2017.
  • D Merino, A Mallabiabarrena, J Andilla, D Artigas, T Zimmermann, .... "STED imaging performance estimation by means of Fourier transform analysis". Biomedical optics express 8 (5). Pages 2472-2482. 2017.
  • D Artigas, D Merino, C Polzer, P Loza-Alvarez. "Sub-diffraction discrimination with polarization-resolved two-photon excited fluorescence microscopy". Optica 4 (8). Pages 911-918. 2017.
  • 2016
  • C Pastells, MP Marco, D Merino, P Loza-Alvarez, L Pasquardini, L Lunelli, .... "Two photon versus one photon fluorescence excitation in whispering gallery mode microresonators". Journal of Luminescence 170. Pages 860-865. 2016.
  • D Merino, P Loza-Alvarez. "Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope imaging: technology update". Clinical Ophthalmology. Pages 743-755. 2016.
  • 2015
  • D Merino, O Olarte, JL Cruz, A Díez, YO Barmenkov, MV Andrés, .... "Use of a supercontinuum laser source with low temporal coherence for elastic scattering light sheet microscopy". The European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. 2015.
  • J Tam, D Merino. "Stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM) in comparison with stimulated emission depletion (STED) and other imaging methods". Journal of neurochemistry 135 (4). Pages 643-658. 2015.
  • M Lombardo, D Merino, P Loza-Alvarez, G Lombardo. "Translational label-free nonlinear imaging biomarkers to classify the human corneal microstructure". Biomedical Optics Express 6 (8). Pages 2803-2818. 2015.
  • C Pastells, MP Marco, D Merino-Arranz, P Loza-Alvarez, L Pasquardini, .... "Non-linear fluorescence excitation of Rhodamine 6G and TRITC labeled IgG in whispering gallery mode microresonators". Laser Resonators. Pages 52-60. 2015.
  • 2014
  • G Lombardo, D Merino, P Loza-Alvarez, M Lombardo. "Corneal stroma collagen order determined by polarization sensitive second harmonic microscopy". Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 55 (13). Pages 4858-4858. 2014.
  • 2012
  • M Mkrtchyan, BJ Lujan, D Merino, CE Thirkill, A Roorda, JL Duncan. "Outer retinal structure in patients with acute zonal occult outer retinopathy". American journal of ophthalmology 153 (4). Pages 757-None. 2012.
  • 2011
  • KA Woo, K Ratnam, D Merino, G Hughes, K Zhang, A Roorda, JL Duncan. "Relationship Between Drusen Accumulation and Cone Structure in a Patient with Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration". Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 52 (14). Pages 1672-1672. 2011.
  • D Merino, JL Duncan, P Tiruveedhula, A Roorda. "Observation of cone and rod photoreceptors in normal subjects and patients using a new generation adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope". Biomedical optics express 2 (8). Pages 2189-2201. 2011.
  • 2010
  • NM Putnam, DX Hammer, Y Zhang, D Merino, A Roorda. "Modeling the foveal cone mosaic imaged with adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy". Optics express 18 (24). Pages 24902-24916. 2010.
  • 2009
  • A Roorda, D Merino, KY Li, Y Zhang. "Miniaturization of Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope". Frontiers in Optics. 2009.
  • D Merino, A Roorda. "Optimal Correction of Subject Prescription on an Adaptive Scanning System for Retinal Imaging". Frontiers in Optics. 2009.
  • 2008
  • A Podoleanu, A Bradu, C Dainty, D Merino. "Optical mapping apparatus". US Patent 7. 2008.
  • 2007
  • D Merino. "Adaptive optics for optical coherence tomography". Ph. D. thesis (National University of Ireland. 2007.
  • AG Podoleanu, A Bradu, GM Dobre, R Cernat, RB Rosen, P Garcia, .... "Progress in the en-face optical coherence tomography applied to eye imaging". Advanced Laser Technologies 2006 6606. Pages 324-332. 2007.
  • 2006
  • D Merino, A Bradu, C Dainty, A Podoleanu. "Improvement of in vivo en-face OCT retinal images using adaptive optics". 5th International Workshop on Adaptive Optics for Industry and Medicine 6018 …. 2006.
  • A Bradu, AG Podoleanu, D Merino, C Dainty. "Design Criteria of an Adaptive Optics–OCT/SLO system". Biomedical Topical Meeting. 2006.
  • A PODOLEANU, R CUCU, A BRADU, G DOBRE, R ROSEN, P GARCIA, .... "Progress in the flying spot dual imaging en-face OCT/confocal channel instrument: 3325". Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica 84. 2006.
  • D Merino, C Dainty, A Bradu, AG Podoleanu. "Adaptive optics enhanced simultaneous en-face optical coherence tomography and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy". Optics express 14 (8). Pages 3345-3353. 2006.
  • 2005
  • D Merino, A Bradu, C Dainty, A Podoleanu. "Improvement of in-vivo en-face OCT retinal images using adaptive optics". Proc. of SPIE Vol 6018. Pages 601802-1. 2005.