The Berthiaume Family Foundation and the surgical photonics and engineering research lab are focused on the mechanisms of nerve regeneration.  We work on a broad portfolio of projects ranging from basic research on animal models for nerve regeneration to clinical facial landmarks for people with facial paralysis. Further we are an imaging facility, the Surgical Photonics and Engineering Laboratory (SPEL) at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, MA, USA, established in 2017. SPEL was designed to make superresolution microscopy (SRM) accessible to intramural research institutes and to advance existing SRM techniques.