DAVIS, CAlif; January 31, 2018. Vivek Srinivasan has been named to the 2018 class of Chancellor’s Fellows. Dr. Srinivasan is developing new optical imaging technology that “sees” deeper into the living brain and makes out more detail in the living eye — for application in neuroscience in models of aging and dementia, and in ophthalmology in patients with diseases such as glaucoma. His imaging methods could ultimately prove useful in detecting diseases at an early stage when they can be treated most effectively.

“He has an h-index of 37, according to Google Scholar, with over 6,000 citations to his published work. These are outstanding metrics for his career stage,” said Simon R. Cherry, chair of the BME departmental awards committee.

The Chancellor’s Fellow award honors achievements of outstanding faculty members early in their careers. They bear the title of “Chancellor’s Fellow” for five years, and each fellow receives $25,000 to advance their scholarship. Funding comes from private donations to the UC Davis Annual Fund and the UC Davis Parents Fund.

“I am proud to call all of them ‘Chancellor’s Fellows,’” Chancellor Gary S. May said. “They are the kind of stellar educators and researchers who make UC Davis a world-renown institution. They will likely go on to win more prestigious awards and grants in their fields, thanks to the early support of their research from this award.”