Dr. Frederick H. Silver is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He did his Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering at M.I.T. with Dr. Ioannis Yannas, the inventor of the Integra artificial skin, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in Developmental Medicine at Mass General Hospital in Boston, MA with Dr. Robert L. Trelstad, a connective tissue pathologist. Dr. Silver has studied collagen and tissue mechanics for over 40 years and developed the new technique termed vibrational optical coherence tomography (VOCT). US and European patents have been granted on VOCT to Rutgers on vibrational evaluation of materials and tissues.