Raman spectroscopy and imaging to investigate biomolecular systems

Raman spectroscopy and imaging to investigate biomolecular systems

Biophotonics involves the application of optical techniques to address problems in biomedicine. The Laser-Assisted Medical Physics and Engineering (LAMPE) Lab aims to develop label-free, minimally invasive optical techniques for early diagnostics and treatment monitoring, and to investigate fundamental mechanisms of disease.

We are looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to join our research team for the summer of 2022. An example of a summer research project is given below. There may be other research opportunities related to applications of non-linear optical Raman imaging in cells and tissue depending on the student’s interest. 

Raman Spectroscopy for Radiation Bio-dosimetry

Raman spectroscopy is a non-invasive optical technique that is based on the inelastic scattering of light by vibrating molecules. In collaboration with researchers at Health Canada, this project aims to develop a Raman spectroscopy-based technique to detect the biochemical response of blood exposed to varying doses of ionizing radiation. The student will acquire Raman spectral data from blood components and will analyze the data using machine learning algorithms for dose classification.


Prof. Sangeeta Murugkar: 
smurugkar atphysics [dot] carleton [dot] ca 

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