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Challenges and Prospects of Label-free Measurements of Mitochondrial Dynamics — Dr. Nada Boustany (6/1/16)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 3:00 PM

PISB 108

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When analyzing mitochondrial responses to various treatments, there are situations where labeling with fluorescent dyes is not desirable due to several potential issues such as photobleaching in time-dependent measurements, the effect that dyes and transfection may have on mitochondrial function, or conditions under which sample preparation and staining is not possible. In this context, we are developing optical scatter imaging to track the dynamics and function of mitoc...


Nada Boustany received her PhD in Medical Physics from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology in 1997.  She joined Johns Hopkins University as a distinguished postdoctoral fellow in 1998 and as a research associate in 2001.  In 2003 she moved to Rutgers University in New Brunswick, where she is currently an associate professor of biomedical engineering.  Her research is focused on utilizing light to study cellular function. Her research interests lie i...


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