BME Seminar Series: Gerard Cote, PhD, PE
Biomedical Optics at Texas A&M University
Charles H. & Bettye Barclay Professor
Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University
The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of some recent advances in optically based diagnostic and sensing techniques to the nano-scale. After giving a general overview of the biophotonics activities within the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M, specifically discussed will be the four optical sensing methods being investigated in our Optical Biosensing Laboratory at Texas A&M University and around the World. These include infrared absorption spectroscopy, polarimetry, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and fluorescence spectroscopy. Emphasis will be placed on using these technologies for a variety of applications such as perfusion monitoring for liver transplant and beta-amyloid detection for Alzheimerâs disease but a good portion of the talk will include development of some of these approaches for glucose monitoring for Diabetes.