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The goal of our research is to develop novel imaging and sensing platforms based on nanotechnology & photonics for solving complex problems in bio-medical research. Our focus is on developing new unconventional multi-modal optical imaging and sensing platforms, based on fluorescence, interferometry, non-linear optics and photoacoustics, which are cost effective and portable. These platforms are geared towards aiding personalized medicine by translating bio-medical research from the laboratory to the point of care. These platforms are directed towards questions such as understanding the pathophysiology of diseases, studying the interaction of drugs at the sub-cellular level etc. In addition to fundamental research, we are also interested in technology development, such as next generation diagnostics and bio-sensing technologies for healthcare applications.

This multi-disciplinary research is performed in close collaboration with the Department of Chemistry &Biophysics and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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Research Highlights:

UToledo Physicist Named Fellow of National Initiative to Advance Bioimaging

Holographic detection of nanoparticles published in Nature Communications (2020)

Detection of rare cells in blood, published in Nature Light Science and Applications gets more than 2.5k views and scores 98 percentile (2019). 

Our paper was selected as the Cover article for ACS Photonics ( Feb 20, 2019, Vol 6, Issue 2)

Artificial intelligence detects the presence of viruses

Holographic microscope provides a new tool for nanomedicine to rapidly measure degradation of drug loaded nanoparticles 

Seeing into cells more clearly