Assistant professor Judith Su recently appeared on the cover of the scientific journal Laser & Photonics Review as part of a team researching photonic technologies to be used in liquid biopsies, such as cancer detection.
According to the article...
The term “liquid biopsy” was coined for the ﬁrst time in 2010 and was introduced referring to a new diagnostic concept related to comprehensive and real-time tumor information collection by analyzing circulating tumor cells in the bloodstream... Some encouraging experimental results in the ﬁeld of photonic devices and systems for liquid biopsy have already been achieved by using ﬂuorescent labels and label-free techniques and by exploiting super-resolution microscopy, surface plasmon resonance, surface-enhanced Raman scattering, and "whispering gallery" mode resonators.
Su, who is also a professor in optical sciences and at the BIO5 Institute and an assistant research scientist in chemistry and biochemistry, previously won a $1.8M Maximizing Investigators' Research Award for her frequency locked optical whispering evanescent resonator (FLOWER) sensing technology.