Susan Crawford-Young

Susan Crawford-Young
University of Manitoba | UMN · Biomedical Engineering

MSc. ECE

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Introduction
Susan Crawford-Young currently a Graduate Student at the University of Manitoba. Susan does research in the Physics of development and embryology and is currently looking into methods of using Optical Coherence Tomography in this research. Their current project is 'Imaging Rotating Amphibian Embryos to View Neural Plate Development.'
Additional affiliations
September 2007 - June 2019
Red River College
Position
  • Instructor
Description
  • Teaching Science at Mathematics at high school and entry college level.
Education
September 2004 - June 2007
University of Manitoba
Field of study
  • Engineering

Publications

Publications (5)
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Waves on the surface of developing eggs/embryos need to be viewed from all sides of their 3D tissue. The ball microscope will enable tracking of cellular waves and determine their interactions with the cells on the surface. Nine microscopes are arrayed in a spherical formation around an imaging stage to create whole surface images of objects anywhe...
Research
We have designed and constructed a Flipping Stage for a light microscope that can view the whole exterior surface of a 2 mm diameter developing axolotl salamander embryo. It works by rapidly inverting the bottom-heavy embryo, imaging it as it rights itself. The images are then montaged to reconstruct the whole 3D surface versus time, for a full 4D...
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We have designed and constructed a Flipping Stage for a light microscope that can view the whole exterior surface of a 2 mm diameter developing axolotl salamander embryo. It works by rapidly inverting the bottom-heavy embryo, imaging it as it rights itself. The images are then montaged to reconstruct the whole 3D surface versus time, for a full 4D...
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A robotic microscope was designed using a microcontroller with three stepper motors to control three-axis movement. Two 7 megapixel digital cameras controlled by the microcontroller capture images when the stage moves into position. Using 4 prisms, through-focus time-lapse digital pictures of six views of Ambystoma mexicanum embryos (axolotl, a sal...
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The aim of this review is to compile, summarize and discuss the effects of microgravity on embryos, cell structure and function that have been demonstrated from data obtained during experiments performed in space or in altered gravity induced by clinostats. In cells and tissues cellular structure and genetic expression may be changed in microgravit...

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Projects (3)
Project
Find the mechanical properties of tissue
Project
To measure the elastography of soft tissue
Project
Developing a rotating microscope so that the surface of a 2mm salamander egg can be viewed from all sides. This will allow study of the surface cells to see which ones develop into neural plate.