Areas of Specialization
- nano-bio interfaces
- nanoparticle synthesis and spectroscopy
Ph.D. in Physics; University of Texas at San Antonio
M.S. in Applied Physics; University of Michigan
B.S. in Physics; Dillard University
Our group develops and implements nanoparticles for biophysical and medical applications. The goal of our studies are to develop unique nanoparticles which serve as nanotransducers of electromagnetic energy (e.g. optical, magnetic, and electric) to impart spatial-temporal control on biological systems. Research topics include:
- Nanoparticles as Remote Optical Transducers for Biomedical Applications
- Elucidating Combinatorial Effects of Nanoparticles and Electromagnetic Stimulation
- Light (Laser) Assisted Synthesis of Nanoparticles & Applications in Medicine and Energy
- Photoacoustic (Optoacoustic) Characterization and Signatures of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
- All Optical Photoacoustic Spectroscopy and Imaging
- Polymeric Nanoparticles for Immunological Drug Delivery Applications
Nanoparticles cooperatively assist in stimulation in neuron stimulation
TEM image of selenium nanoparticles interaction with Candida albicans. Further test revealed the superb antimicrobial affects of these nanoparticles.
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