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AMO/QO Physics Seminar

"Applications of Raman Spectroscopy in Cancer Diagnostics and Therapeutics"

Miss Kelli Humbird
IQSE, Texas A&M University


Recently, attention has turned toward optical techniques for the detection of chemical and morphological changes in biological systems that could indicate the development of cancer. In particular, Raman spectroscopy is an attractive modality because of its ability to provide a wealth of information on molecular structure in a non-invasive manner. Raman spectroscopy has been used to study static and dynamic properties of biologically important molecules in solution, in single living cells, in cell cultures, and in tissues.

We will review recent advances in diagnostic techniques based on Raman spectroscopy, and discuss the potential role of the IQSE in collaboration with the Systems Radiobiology Laboratory (SRBL) and the Texas A&M Institute for Preclinical Studies (TIPS) for future developments in the field of bio-optics.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
IQSE 578, 12:00 Noon
Mitchell Physics Building

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

(Sandwiches, chips, and soda to be served at 11:30 a.m.)

Host: Dr. Marlan Scully