About Pei Ma
Pei Ma was born in 1987 in China. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Optical Engineering in Tianjin University in 2010. During collage, she always ranked top 3 in her major. She also took part in several research projects including designing a temperature control system for Mach-Zehnder interferometer, building an E-guide dog and free space optical method for NO2 detection. As a return of her hard work in study, research and extracurricular activities, she received many scholarships and awards such as National Scholarship, Sumsang Scholarship, top-sixteen students in Tianjin University award, excellent Student Ambassador, excellent graduate, etc. Pei is continuing her education at Case Western Reserve University and is currently a third year PhD student. She entered the Biophotonics lab leading by Prof. Andrew Rollins. Her research interest is using optical technologies (optical mapping and optical coherence tomography) to investigate embryonic heart development. She is developing an integrated system for better electrophysiology imaging in embryonic heart. Her projects include building 3D electrical-activation map, panoramic optical mapping and optical mapping in freely beating embryonic heart. She has experiences in optical design, mechanical design and image processing. Outside the lab, she also serves in different departmental committees and mentoring new students.