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Rebekah Anna Drezek
Professor
Professor of Bioengineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
 
e-mail:drezek@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1996) Duke University
  • M.S. (1998) University of Texas at Autin TX
  • Ph.D. (2001) University of Texas at Austin TX
 
Primary Department
   Department of Bioengineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
  • Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Websites
     Optical Molecular Imaging and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory
     Rebekah A. Drezek
     
    Research Areas
     Nanotechnology, Optical Molecular Imaging, Cancer
     
    Research Statement
     

    Research in my laboratory focuses on the development of novel optical imaging technologies for in vivo assessment of tissue pathology. Projects emphasize design, prototyping, and clinical testing of optical tools for the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of the molecular signatures of precancerous conditions and early malignancies. We approach our projects from an interdisciplinary perspective and actively collaborate with clinicians, molecular biologists, biochemists, and other researchers located within Rice and the Texas Medical Center.


    In current medical practice, a final diagnosis of cancer or a precancerous condition is achieved only after histopathologic analysis of a directed biopsy. Biopsies are invasive, painful, and expensive. Moreover, many of the complex changes in cellular biochemistry and morphology that accompany the earliest stages of a disease process are not detectable through routine microscopic examination. Emerging photonics technologies provide the exciting opportunity to capitalize on subtle biophysical changes in tissue to provide quantitative, real-time, minimally invasive detection and diagnosis of disease.


    In our laboratory, areas of current emphasis include:



    1. Development of novel optical spectroscopy and imaging instrumentation for tissue diagnosis;

    2. Validating developed optical instrumentation through systematic studies using biological samples of progressively increasing complexity, beginning at the cellular level and culminating in small scale clinical trials;

    3. Development of molecular-specific optical contrast agents;

    4. Experimental studies to elucidate the biophysical origins of measured optical signals; and

    5. Computational modeling of the interaction of light with biological tissue to understand the relationships between measured optical signals and underlying tissue biochemistry, morphology, and architecture.


    These research areas are linked in that knowledge of the biophysical origins of optical signals gained from the experimental and computational studies will provide guidance in optimizing the design of optical instrumentation and in meaningful interpretation of measured data. In addition, fundamental understanding of the mechanisms that create optical contrast will be used to develop strategies for the design of effective optical contrast agents, which in turn, will help generate data with increased clinical significance.

     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    A. L. Chen, M. A. Jackson, Y. S. Hu, A. Y. Lin, J. K. Young, R. J. Langsner, and R. Drezek.  “Spectral Shifting of Bare and PEGylated Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Biological Environments,” 2014 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), San Antonio, TX, October 22-25, 2014.

     
     

    Kennedy L*, Bear A*, Young J, Lewinski N, Kim J, Foster A, Drezek R. "The Use of T cell vehicles improves gold nanoparticle tumor delivery in vivo." Poster presentation at BCM MSTP Symposium, March 2011.

     
     

    Nastassja Lewinski, Huiguang Zhu, Clare Ouyang, George Conner, Daniel Wagner, Vicki Colvin, Rebekah Drezek. “Biodistribution of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots in Aquatic Organisms.” Poster presentation, 2011 Gordon Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology.

     
     

    Gulati, A., and Drezek, R. "Nanorods for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer."  (2007)

     
     

    Anant Agrawal, Stanley Huan, Alex Wei Haw Lin, Min-Ho Lee, Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Rebekah A. Drezek, and T. Joshua Pfefer "Optical coherence tomography signal enhancement with gold nanoshells."  (2006)

     
     

    Anant Agrawal, Stanley Huan, Alex Wei Haw Lin, Min-Ho Lee, Jennifer Kehlet Barton, Rebekah A. Drezek, and T. Joshua Pfefer "Optical coherence tomography signal enhancement with gold nanoshells."  (2006)

     
     

    Appiah, B., and Drezek, R. "A Mathematical Algorithm to Extract Biophysical Parameters from Ovarian Fluorescence Spectra."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Chang, E. and Drezek, R. "A Novel siRNA Dual Imaging/Therapy Molecular Beacon." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J., Sun, JT, Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R "Activatavle Probes for Protease Imaging.."  (2006)

     
     

    Drezek, R. "Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Optical Molecular Imaging of Cancer."  (2006)

     
     

    Fu, K., and Drezek, R. "A Scatter-Based Method for Quantifying Nanoparticle Binding to Surface Markers."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Hsu, K., Brewer, M., Utzinger, U., and Drezek, R. "Interpreting Ovarian Cancer Fluorescence Spectra."  (2006)

     
     

    Hsu, K., and Drezek, R. "Inversion Models for Quantitative Extraction of Biochemical Features from In Vivo Tissue Fluorescence Spectra."  (2006)

     
     

    Lee, M.H., Gobin, A., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells Enable Molecular Specific OCT Contrast."  (2006)

     
     

    Lin, A., Lewinski, N., Lee, M.H., and Drezek, R "Reflectance Spectroscopy of Gold Nanoshells: Computational Predictions and Experimental Measurements." Journal of Nanoparticle Research, DOI 10.1007/s11051-66-9136-z (2006)

     
     

    Lin, A., and Drezek R. "Nanoshell Reflectance."  (2006)

     
     

    Nammalvar, N., and Drezek, R. "PLS-Based Algorithm Development for Fluorescence Imaging of Chemoprevention."  (2006)

     
     

    Nammalvar, V., Wang, A. West, J., and Drezek, R. "Oblique Fiber Probe Geometry Enables Two Order of Magnitude Contrast Enhancement for Detection of Nanoshells in Tissue."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Sun, JT, and Drezel, R. "Immunotargeted NIR Emissive PbS Quantum Dots for Live Cell Imaging."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Wang, A. and Drezek, R "A Fiber Probe for the Separation of Epithelial and Stromal Optical Signals."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Wargo, M., Hafner, J., West, J., and Drezek R "Immuntargeted Nanorods for Optical Molecular Imaging of Cancer."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Zhu, M., Chang, E., and Drezek, R. "A General Strategy for Direct Surface Modification and Functionalization of Semiconductor Quantum Dots."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    "Nanoshells for Imaging and Therapy of Breast Cancer."  (2006)

     
     

    Bishnoi, S., Jackson, J., Levin, C., Lin, A., Drezek, R., and Halas, N. "SERS Sensing with Nanoshells." Biophotonics West (1/2005)

     
     

    Bishnoi, S., Jackson, J., Levin, C., Lin, A., Drezek, R., and Halas, N. "SERS Sensing with Nanoshells." Biophotonics West (1/2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Colvin, V., Drezek, R. "Quantum Dots for Biomedical Imaging." Center for Biomedical Engineering Annual Meeting (12/2004)

     
     

    Chang, E., Colvin, V., Yu, W., and Drezek, R. "Quantitative Uptake Studies of NIR Quantum Dots." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Colvin, V., Yu, W., and Drezek, R. "Quantitative Uptakes Studies of NIR Quantum Dots."  (July 2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Colvin, V., and Drezek, R. "Quantum Dots for Biomedical Imaging." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Colvin, V., and Drezek, R. "Quantum Dots for Biomedical Imaging." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J., Sun, J. T., Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Gold Quenched Quantum Dot NIR Optical Probes for Protease Imaging." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (10/2004)

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J., Sun, JT, Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Activatavle Probes for Protease Imaging."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J., Sun, JT, Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Gold Quenched Quantum Dot NIR Optical Probes for Protease Imaging."  (October 2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J., Sun, JT, Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Gold Quenched Quantum Dot NIR Optical Probes for Protease Imaging."  (October 2005)

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J., Sun, JT, Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Gold Quenched Quantum Dot NIR Optical Probes for Protease Imaging."  (October 2005)

     
     

    Chen, J. and Drezek, R. "Optimal Methods for Autofluorescence Measurements of Cells." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Chen, J., and Drezek R. "Optimal Methods for Autofluorescence Measurements of Cells."  (February 2005)

     
     

    Drezek, R. "Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Cancer Imaging." Beckman Foundation Annual Conference (8/2005)

     
     

    Drezek, R. "Nanonengineered Contrast Agents for Cancer Imaging."  (August 2005)

     
     

    Fu, K., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Experimental Measurement of Angular Dependent Light Scattering from Nanoshells." 22nd Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Fu, K., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Experimental Measurement of Angular Dependent Light Scattering from Nanoshells." 22nd Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Halas, N., Bishnoi, S., Jackson, J., Lin, R., and Drezek, R. "anoshell based Raman sensing of biomaterials. Nano/biophotonics."  (January 2005) In Press

     
     

    Hsu, K. and Drezek, R. "Inversion Models for Quantitative Extraction of Biochemical Features from in vivo Fluorescence Spectra." Summer Conference on Biomedical Engineering (6/2005)

     
     

    Hsu, K., and Drezek, R. "Inversion Models for Quantitative Extraction of Biochemical Features from In Vivo Fluorescence Spectra."  (June 2005)

     
     

    Hsu, K., and Drezek, R. "Inversion Models for Quantitative Extraction of Biochemical Features from In Vivo Fluorescence Spectra."  (June 2005)

     
     

    Lee, M. H., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for 1300 nm Optical Coherence Tomography." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Lee, M. H., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for 1300 nm Optical Coherence Tomography." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Lee, M. H., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells as Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography." Center for Biomedical Engineering Annual Meeting (12/2004)

     
     

    Lee, MH., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells as Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography."  (February 2005)

     
     

    Lin, A., Loo, C., Hirsch, L., Halas. N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for Cancer Imaging and Therapy."  (October 2004) In Press

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer."  (July 2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer."  (July 2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer."  (July 2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer." DOD Era of Hope Annual Breast Cancer Conference (6/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer." First Annual IBB Symposium (6/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for NIR RCM Imaging." National MD/PhD Annual Conference (7/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for NIR RCM Imaging." National MD/PhD Annual Conference (7/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Hirsch, L., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshell-Enabled Molecular Imaging." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Hirsch, L., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshell-Enabled Molecular Imaging." Center for Biomedical Engineering Annual Meeting (12/2004)

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Hirsch, L., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshell-Enabled Molecular Imaging." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek R. "Nanoshell-Based Molecular Imaging of Breast Tissue."  (August 2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for Real-Time NIR RCM-Based Molecular Imaging." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (Oct. 2005)

     
     

    Loo, C., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for Real-Time NIR RCM-Based Molecular Imaging." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (Oct. 2005)

     
     

    Lowery, A., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. "Antibody Targeted Nanoshells for Cancer Therapy." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Biology and Medicine Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Lowery, A., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. "Antibody Targeted Nanoshells for Cancer Therapy." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Biology and Medicine Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Lowery, A., Loo, C., O'Neal, P., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. "Cancer Imaging and Therapy Using Gold Nanoshells." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting (10/2004)

     
     

    O'Neal, P., Gobin, A., Bayazitoglu, Y., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells as an Exogenous Absorber for Laser Tissue Welding." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    O'Neal, P., Gobin, A., Bayazitoglu, Y., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells as an Exogenous Absorber for Laser Tissue Welding." 22nd Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Sun, J., Chang, E., Colvin, V., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Gold Quenched Quantum Dot NIR Optical Probes for Protease Imaging." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Sun, J., Utzinger, U., and Drezek, R. "Diffusion Theory Based Inverse Modeling of Tissue Reflectance Spectra." 22nd Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Sun, J., Utzinger, U., and Drezek, R. "Diffusion Theory Based Inverse Modeling of Tissue Reflectance Spectra." 22nd Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Utzinger U, Kirkpatrick N, Brands W, Brewer M, and Drezek R. "Fluorescence spectroscopy of ovarian Cancer."  (June 2005)

     
     

    Utzinger, U., Brands, M., Brewer, M., and Drezek, R. "Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Ovarian Cancer."  (October 2005)

     
     

    Utzinger, U., Kirkpatrick, N., Brands, W., Brewer, M., and Drezek, R. "Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Ovarian Cancer." European Conference on Biomedical Optics (6/2005)

     
     

    Wang, A. and Drezek, R. "Oblique Fiber Probes for Depth Sensitive Reflectance Spectroscopy." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Wang, A. and Drezek, R. "Oblique Fiber Probes for Depth Sensitive Reflectance Spectroscopy." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Wargo, M., Hafner, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanorods for Optical and Molecular Imaging of Cancer.." Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery (7/2005)

     
     

    Yu, W., Chang, E., Drezek, R., and Colvin, V. "Synthesis, Water Solubility, and Biomedical Applications of Nanocrystals." 22nd Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Yu, W., Chang, E., Drezek, R., and Colvin, V. "Synthesis, Water Solubility, and Biomedical Applications of Nanocrystals." 22nd Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting (2/2005)

     
     

    Yu, W., Drezek, R., and Colvin, V. "High Quality Semiconductor and Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Applications."  (2005)

     
     

    Byers, S., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for Optical Coherence Tomography." CBEN Research Experiences for Undergraduates Poster Session (AUG 2003) Submitted

     
     

    Chen, J., and Drezek, R. "Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations of Light Scattering from Cells: Influence of Step Size, Boundary Conditions, and Incident Angle." Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology (APR 2003) Submitted

     
     

    Chen, J., and Drezek, R. "Three-dimensional Finite Difference Time Domain Simulations of Light Scattering from Cells: Influence of Step Size, Boundary Conditions, and Incident Angle." Advances in Optical Technologies for Lasers, Medicine, and Surgery. Banff (AUG 2003) Submitted

     
     

    Lin, A., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R "Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Biophotonics." Nanodays (OCT 2003) Submitted

     
     

    Loo, C., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Metal Nanoshells: Applications Towards In Vivo Molecular Imaging." Nanodays (OCT 2003) Submitted

     
     

    Loo, C., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Targeted Breast Cancer Imaging Using Scattering Nanoshells." Nanodays (OCT 2003) Submitted

     
     

    Pavolova, I., Sokolov, K., Drezek, R., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Micranatomical and Biochemical Basis of Normal and Precancerous Cervical Autofluorescence." Advances in Optical Technologies for Lasers, Medicine, and Surgery (AUG 2003) Submitted

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Allen L. Chen, Ph.D.; Meredith A. Jackson, B.S.; Adam Y. Lin, Ph.D.; Ying S. Hu, Ph.D.; Emily R. Evans, B.S.; Vishwaratn Asthana, B.S.; Joseph K. Young, Ph.D.; Rebekah A. Drezek, Ph.D. "Changes in Optical Properties of Plasmonic Nanoparticles in Cellular Environments are Modulated by Nanoparticle PEGylation and Serum Conditions." Nanoscale Research LettersSubmitted

     
     

    Amirali Aghazadeh (Rice University), Adam Y. Lin (Rice University, Mona A. Sheikh (Rice University), Allen L. Chen (Rice University, Lisa M. Atkins (Baylor College of Medicine),Coreen Johnson (Baylor College of Medicine),Joseph F Petrosino (Baylor College of Medicine),Rebekah Anne Drezek (Rice University),Richard Baraniuk (Rice) "Universal microbial diagnostics using random DNA ." Science AdvancesSubmitted

     
     

    Figueroa, Elizabeth; Yan, Jiaxi; Chamberlain-Simon, Nicolette; Lin, Adam; Foster, Aaron; Drezek, Rebekah "Systematically Probing the Bottom-Up Synthesis of AuPAMAM Conjugates for Enhanced Transfection Efficiency." LangmuirSubmitted

     
     

    In vivo Gold Nanoparticle Delivery of Peptide Vaccine Induces AntiTumor Immune Response in Prophylactic and Therapeutic Tumor Models

    JPM Almeida, AY Lin, ER Figueroa, AE Foster, RA Drezek

    Small 11 (12), 1453-1459 (2015).

     
     

    AY Lin, JK Young, AV Nixon, RA Drezek “Encapsulated Fe3O4/Ag Complexed Cores in Hollow Gold Nanoshells for Enhanced Theranostic Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Photothermal Therapy”  Small.  I0:16 3246-3251 (2014).

     
     

    Allen L. Chen, Ying S. Hu, Meredith A. Jackson, Adam Y. Lin, Joseph K. Young, Robert J. Langsner, and Rebekah A. Drezek. “Quantifying spectral changes experienced by plasmonic nanoparticles in a cellular environment to inform biomedical nanoparticle design," Nanoscale Research Letters, 2014, 9:454.  doi:10.1186/1556-276X-9-454

     
     

    Almeida, JP, Figuera, ER, Drezek RA.  Gold Nanoparticle Mediated Cancer Immunotherapy.  Nanomedicine:  Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 10:3 503-514 (2014).

     
     

    Almeida, JP, Figuera, ER, Drezek RA.  Gold Nanoparticle Mediated Cancer Immunotherapy.  Nanomedicine:  Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine 10:3 503-514 (2014).

     
     

    Almeida, JP, Lin AY, Langsner RS, Eckels, P, Foster, AE, Drezek, R.  In Vivo Immune Cell Distribution of Gold Nanoparticles in Naïve and Tumor Bearing Mice.  Small.  10:4. 812-819 (2014).

     
     

    Elizabeth Figueroa*, Adam Lin*, Stephen Yan, Laureen Luo, Aaron Foster, Rebekah Drezek. “Dendrimer-Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates for Effective Plasmid Delivery”  Biomaterials 5:25 1725-1734 (2014).

     
     

    JK Young, AV Nixon, A Satyanarayan, RA Drezek  Au Islet Decoration and Coupling on Chalcogenide Substrates for Near‐Infrared and Short‐Wave Infrared Optical Responses Particle DOI: 10.1002/ppsc.201400007 (2014)

     
     

    JPM Almeida, RA Drezek, AE Foster, “Controlling melanoma at local and systemic levels: is a combination of ablative therapy and immunotherapy the way forward?”  Immunotherapy 6 (2), 109-111(2014).

     
     

    Lin, AY, Young JK, Nixon, Aand Drezek, R. Synthesis of a quantum nanocrystal–gold nanoshell complex for near-infrared generated fluorescence and photothermal decay of luminescence  Nanoscale, 6: 10701-10709 (2014).

     
     

    Bickford, L, Drezek, R., and Yu, K. "Intraoperative Techniques and Tumor Margin Status  Room for Improvement in Patients of Child Bearing Age." Gynecologic Oncology (2007) In Press

     
     

    Chang, E., and Drezek, R. "A Novel siRNA Dual Imaging/Therapy Molecular Beacon.." Biotechnology Journal DOI 10.1002/biot2006.0257 (2007)

     
     

    Drezek, R., West, J., and Halas, N. "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis.." National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering (2007)

     
     

    Fu, K., Sun, J., Lin, A., Halas, N., and Drezek R. "Polarized Angular Dependent Light Scattering Properties of Bare and PEGylated Gold Nanoshells." Current Nanoscience, 3 (2007) : 167-170.

     
     

    Sun, J., and Drezek, R. "NIR PbS Quantum Dots for Targeted Cell Imaging." International Journal of Nanomedicine. (2007) In Press

     
     

    Vengadesan Nammalavar, Adrien M. Wang, and Rebekah A. Drezek "Enhanced gold nanoshell scattering contrast using angled fiber probes.." Nanophoton, 1 (2007) : 013510.

     
     

    W.W. Yu, E. Chang, J.C. Falkner, C.M. Sayes, A.M. Al-Somali, J. Zhang, R. Drezek, V.L. Colvin, "Forming Biocompatible and Non-aggregated Nanocrystals in Water Using Amphiphilic Polymers." J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129 (2007) : 2871-2879.

     
     

    Wang, A., Nammalvar, V., and Drezek, R. "Experimental Measurements of Angled Fiber Probe Geometries."  (2007) In Press

     
     

    Wang, A., Nammalvar, V., and Drezek, R. "Targeting spectral signatures of progressively dysplastic stratified epithelia using angularly-variable fiber geometry in reflectance Monte Carlo simulations." Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2007) In Press

     
     

    Zhu, M., Chang, E., and Drezek, R. "Surface modification and functionalization of quantum dots through reactive coatings of silanes in toluene." Journal of Materials Chemistry, 17 (2007) : 800-805.

     
     

    R. Drezek "How Simple Chemicals Can Act As Optical Contrast Agents for Confocal Reflectance Imaging." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 7 (2002) : 398-403.

     
     Articles
     

    Adam Yuh Lin*, Joao Paulo Mattos Almeida*, Adham Bear, Nathan Liu, Laureen Luo, Aaron Edward Foster, and Rebekah Drezek. “Gold Nanoparticle Delivery of Modified CpG Stimulates Macrophages and Inhibits Tumor Growth for Enhanced Immunotherapy”. PLOS ONE.  8(5): e63550 (2013).

     
     

    Adam Yuh Lin, Jessica Lunsford, Adham Sean Bear, Joseph Keith Young, Phillip Eckels, Laureen Luo, Aaron Edward Foster, Rebekah Drezek. “High Density Sub-100nm Peptide-Gold Nanoparticle Complexes Improve Vaccine Presentation by Dendritic Cells In Vitro”. Nanoscale Research Letters8:72 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-8-72 (2013).

     
     

    Agrawal, A., Connors, M., Beylin, A., Liang, C., Barton, D., Chen , L., Drezek, R. and Pfefer, T. Characterizing the Point Spread Function of Retinal OCT Systems with a Model Eye Based Phantom. Biomedical Optics Express. 3:5 1116-1126 (2012).

     
     

    Chavan, Neelam; Young,, Joseph; Drezek, Rebekah; Lewis, Russell; Bikram, Malavosklish. Interactions of Liposome Carriers with Infectious Fungal Hyphae Reveals the Role of b-glucans. Molecular Pharmaceutics DOI: 10.1021/mp300097k (2012).

     
     

    Lissett R. Bickford*, Robert J. Langsner*, Joseph Chang, Laura C. Kennedy, Germaine D. Agollah, Rebekah A. Drezek. “Rapid stereomicroscopic imaging of HER overexpression in ex vivo breast tissue using topically applied silica-based gold nanoshells.” Journal of Oncology (2012).

     
     

    Young, J., Figueroa, L., and Drezek, R. Tunable Nanostructures as Photothermal Theranostic Agents. Annals of Biomedical Engineering. 40(2), 438-459 (2012).

     
     

    Carpin LB, Bickford LR, Agollah G, Li Y, Yu TK, Drezek RA. Immunoconjugated gold nanoshell-mediated photothermal ablation of trastuzumab-resistant breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. DOI 10.1007/s10549-010-0811-5. 125(1):27-34 (2011).

     
     

    Chen, A., Mattos, JP, Foster, A., and Drezek, R. “In Vivo Biodistribution of Nanoparticles.” Nanomedicine. (2011) 6(5): 815-835. doi: 10.2217/NNM.11.79

     
     

    Dana E Gheorghe, Lili Cui, Christof Karmonik, Audrius Brazdeikis, Jose M Penaloza, Joseph K Young, Rebekah A Drezek and Malavosklish Bikram. Gold-silver alloy nanoshells: a new candidate for nanotherapeutics and diagnostics. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011, 6:554 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-554 (2011)

     
     

    Day, E., Thompson, P., Zhang L., Lewinski, N., Ahmed, N., Drezek, R., Blaney, S., and West, J.,Nanoshell Mediated Photothermal Therapy Improves Survival in a Rodent Glioma Model. Journal of Neuro-Oncology. DOI: 10.1007/s11060-010-0470-8 (2011)

     
     

    Hleb, K., Drezek, R., Hafner, J., and Lapotko, D. “Rainbow Plasmonic Nanobubbles: Synergistic Activation of Gold Nanoparticle Clusters.” Journal of Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2157-7439.1000104 (2011).

     
     

    Joseph K Young, Nastassja A Lewinski, Robert J Langsner, Laura C Kennedy, Arthi Satyanarayan, Vengadesan Nammalvar, Adam Y Lin and Rebekah A Drezek. “Size-controlled synthesis of monodispersed gold nanoparticles via carbon monoxide gas reduction” Nanoscale Research Letters (2011), 6:428. doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-428

     
     

    Kennedy L, Bickford L, Lewinski, N., Coughlin, A., Hu, Y, Day, E, West J Drezek, R “A New Era for Cancer Therapy: Gold Nanoparticle Mediated Thermal Therapies” Small. doi 10.1002/smll.201000134 7(2):169-183. (2011)

     
     

    Kennedy, L.C., Bear, A.S., Young, J.K., Lewinski, N.A., Kim, J., Foster, A.E., Drezek, R.A., "T cells enhance gold nanoparticle delivery to tumors in vivo" Nanoscale Research Letters. 6:283 (2011).

     
     

    Lewinski NA, Zhu H, Ouyang CR, Conner GP, Wagner DS, Colvin VL, Drezek RA. "Trophic transfer of amphiphilic polymer coated CdSe/ZnS quantum dots to Danio rerio." Nanoscale, 2011 DOI: 10.1039/c1nr10319a

     
     

    Pfefer, J., and Drezek, R. Monte Carlo Modeling of Time-Resolved Fluorescence for Depth-Selective Interrogation of Layered Tissue Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 104:2 161-167 (2011).

     
     

    R.J. Langsner, L.P. Middleton, J. Sun, F. Meric-Bernstam, K.K. Hunt, R.A. Drezek, T.K. Yu, “Wide-field imaging of fluorescent deoxy-glucose in ex vivo malignant and normal breast tissue”; Biomedical Optics Express. 2(6): 1514-1523 (2011).

     
     

    Zhu, M., Zhang, G., Li, C., Aldred, N., Chang, E., Drezek, R. and Li, A. “Reversible Two Photon Photoswitching and Two Photon Imaging of Immunofunctionalized Nanoparticles Targeted to Cancer Cells. DOI: 10/1021/ja106895k. 133:365-372 Journal of the American Chemical Society (2011).

     
     

    Agrawal, A., Gilani, N., Pfefer, J., and Drezek, R. Three-dimensional characterization of optical coherence tomography point spread functions with a nanoparticle embedded phantom.Optics Letters. 35: 2269-2271 (2010).

     

     
     

    Bickford, L., Drezek, R.*, and Yu, TK* (*equal contributors and corresponding authors) Silica-gold nanoshells as potential intraoperative molecular probes for HER2-overexpression in ex vivo breast tissue using near-infrared reflectance confocal microscopy. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 120(3): 547-555 (2010).

     
     

    Carpin LB, Bickford LR, Agollah G, Li Y, Yu TK, Drezek RA. Immunoconjugated gold nanoshell-mediated photothermal ablation of trastuzumab-resistant breast cancer cells. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. DOI 10.1007/s10549-010-

    0811-5. (2010).

     
     

    Day ES, Bickford LR, Slater JH, Riggall NS, Drezek R, and West J, “Near-Infrared Excited Gold-Gold Sulfide Nanoparticles as Multifunctional Agents for Two-Photon Imaging and Therapy of Cancer”; International Journal of Nanomedicine. 5:445-

    454 (2010).

     
     

    Drezek, R. and Tour, L. Is Nanotechnology Too Broad to Practice?

    Nature
    Nanotechnology.5:168-169 (2010).

     
     

    Hleb, E., Hu, Y., Latterini, L. Tarparni, L, Lee, S., Drezek, R., Hafner, J., and Lapotko. D. Plasmonic Nanobubbles: Transient Vapor Nanobubbles Generated Around Plasmonic Nanoparticles. ACS Nano. 4(4): 2109-2123 (2010).

     
     

    Hu, Y., Jeon, J., Seok, T. Lee, S., Hafner, J., Drezek,R. and Choo, S. Enhanced Raman Scattering from Nanoparticle-Decorated Nanocone Substrates: A Practical Approach to Harness In-Plane Excitation.” ACS Nano. Accepted for publication (2010).

     
     

    Hu, Y., Noelck, S., and Drezek, R. “Symmetry breaking in gold-silica-gold multilayer nanoshells.” ACS Nano. 4(3): 1521-1528 (2010).

     

     
     

    Lewinski, N., Zhu, H., Jo, H., Pham, D., Kamath, R., Ouyang, C., Vulpe, C., Colvin, C., and Drezek, R. Quantification of water solubilized CdSe/ZnS quantum dots in

    Daphnia magna. Environmental Science and Technology. 44(5) 1841- 1846 (2010).

     
     

    Sun, J., Shu, C., Appiah, B., and Drezek, R. Needle-compatible single fiber guide image reflectance endoscope. Journal of Biomedical Optics. Vol. 15,

    040502 doi:10.1117/1.3465558 (2010).

     
     

    Winkler, A., Drezek, R., and Barton, J. “Quantitative tool for rapid disease mapping using optical coherence tomography images of azoxymethane treated mouse colon” Journal of Biomedical Optics. 15, 041512 (2010).

     
     

    Yu, K., Bickford, L., Langsner, R., and Drezek, R. “Rapid noninvasive optical imaging of tissue composition in breast tumor margins”. Breast Diseases 21(2):

    140 (2010).

     
     

    Bickford, L., Drezek, R. et al. “Biomedical Applications of Gold Nanoshells.” Biomedical Nanotechnology: Materials for Nanomedicine, edited by Mansoor M. Amiji, RPh, PhD, and Vladimir P. Torchilin, DSc, PhD (Pan Stanford Publishing). In press (2009).

     
     

    Bickford, L., Drezek, R.*, and Yu, TK*. *equal contributors and corresponding authors. Silica-gold nanoshells as potential intraoperative molecular probes for HER2-overexpression in ex vivo breast tissue using near-infrared reflectance confocal microscopy. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. Online first (2009).

     
     

    Cui, J., Jun-Bing, F., Zhao, T., Wang, A., Drezek, R., and Zhu, MQ. "Real Time Monitoring and Scale-Up Synthesis of Concentrated Gold Nanorods." Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology 5:1-6 (2009).

     
     

    Culver, J., Drezler, W., Drezek, R., Georgakoudi, I., Hillman, E., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Topics in Biomedical Optics: introduction to the feature issue." Applied Optics. 48(10). April (2009).

     
     

    Lewinski, N, Zhu, H, and Drezek, R. “Evaluating Strategies for Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials.” In Nanotoxicity: From In Vitro to In Vivo Models to Health Risks. John Wiley. 459-498 (2009).

     
     

    Rostro-Kohanloo, B., Bickford, L., Payne, C., Day, E., Anderson, L., Zhong, M., Zhong, Lee, S., Mayer, K., Zal, T., Adam, L., Dinney, C., Drezek, R., West, J., and Hafner, J. "Stabilization and Targeting of Surfactant-Synthesized Gold Nanorods." Nanotechnology. 20:434005 (2009).

     
     

    Sun, J., Fu, K., Zhu, MQ, Bickford, L., Post, E., and Drezek, R. “Near-infrared quantum dots for fluorescence tissue imaging” Current Nanoscience, 5 (2), 160-166 (2009).

     
     

    Zhang, S., Gao, J., Buchholz, T., Wang, Z., Salehpour, M., Drezek, R., and Yu, TK. "QuantifyingTumor-Selective Radiation Dose Enhancements Using Gold Nanoparticles: A Monte Carlo Simulation Study." Biomedical Microdevices. 1-9. (2009).

     
     

    Bickford, L., Chang, J., Fu, K., Sun, J., Hu, Y., Gobin, A., Yu, TK, and Drezek, R. "Evaluation of Immunotargeted Gold Nanoshells as Rapid Diagnostic Imaging Agents for HER2+ Breast Cancers." Nanobiotechnology (2008) In Press

     
     

    Bickford, L., Drezek, R. et al. "Biomedical Applications of Gold Nanoshells." Biomedical Nanotechnology: Materials for Nanomedicine (2008) In Press

     
     

    Bickford, L., Sun, J., Fu, K., Lewinski, N., Nammalvar, V., Chang, J., Drezek, R. "Enhanced Multispectral Imaging of Live Breast Cancer Cells Using Immunotargeted Gold Nanoshells and Two-Photon Excitation Microscopy." Nanotechnology, 19 (31) (2008) : 315102.

     
     

    Fu, K., Sun, J., Bickford, L., Lin, A., Halas, N., Yu, TK, and Drezek, R. "Measurement of Immunotargeted Plasmonic Nanoparticle Cellular Binding: A Key Factor in Optimizing Diagnostic Efficacy." Nanotechnology, 19 (4) (2008) : 045103.

     
     

    Hleb, E., Hu, Y., Drezek, R., Hafner, J., and Lapotko, D. "Photothermal bubbles as optical scattering probes for imaging live cells." Nanomedicine (2008) In Press

     
     

    Hu Y, Nieminen TA, Bickford LR, Drezek RA. "Concentric Sphere Mie Theory Model: Applications to Nanoshell Spectra Prediction and Design of Anti-Reflection Coatings for Optical Traps."  (March 2008)

     
     

    Hu, Y., Fleming, R., and Drezek, R. "Optical properties of gold-silica-gold multilayered nanoshells." Optics Express, Vol 16(24) (2008) : 19579.

     
     

    Lewinski, N, Zhu, H, and Drezek, R. "Evaluating Strategies for Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials." In Nanotoxicity: From In Vitro to In Vivo Models to Health Risks (2008) In Press

     
     

    Lewinski, N., Colvin, V., and Drezek, R. "Cytotoxicity of Nanoparticles." Small, 4(1) (2008) : 26-49.

     
     

    Sun, J., Fu, K., Zhu, MQ, Bickford, L., Post, E., and Drezek, R. "Near-infrared quantum dot cintrast agents for fluorescence tissue imaging: A phantom study." Current Nanoscience (2008) In Press

     
     

    Agarwal, A., Lin, A. Lee, MH, Barton, J., Drezek, R, and Pfefer, J. "Contrast Enhancement in Optical Coherence Tomography Using Gold Nanoshells: Results from a Phantom Study." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 11 (2006) : 041121.

     
     

    Chang, E., Thekkek, N., Colvin, V. and Drezek, R "Evaluating Quantum Dot Cytotoxicity Based on Extracellular and Intracellular Exposure." Small, 2 (2006) : 1412-1417.

     
     

    Drezek, R., West, J., and Halas, N. "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering (2006)

     
     

    Fu, K., Sun, J., Lin, A., Halas, N., and Drezek R "Polarized Angular Dependent Light Scattering Properties of Bare and PEGylated Gold Nanoshells." Current Nanoscience (2006) In Press

     
     

    Gobin, A., Lee, M., Drezek, R., and West, J "Nanoshells for Dual Imaging/Therapy: Results from an In Vivo Study." Nature Nanotechnology (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Hirsch, L., Lowery, A., Drezek, R., Halas, N, and West, J "Metal Nanoshells." Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 34 (2006) : 15-22.

     
     

    Lee, M., Gobin, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R "In Vivo Assessment of Nanoshells as a Contrast Agent for Optical Coherence Tomography." International Journal of Nanomedicine (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Nammalvar, V., Hsu, K., Utzinger, U.*, Brewer, M.*, and Drezek R.* "Characterization of Chemopreventive Drug Activity Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy and Chemometric Analysis." Journal of Biomedical Optics (2006) In Revision

     
     

    Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A., and Drezek, R. "Influence of Probe Design on Time-Resolved Layer Fluorescence in Tissue." Optics Letters (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Sun, JT, Fu, K, Wang, A, Utzinger, U, and Drezek, R "The influence of fiber optic probe geometry on the applicability of inverse models of tissue reflectance spectroscopy: computational models and experimental measurements." Applied Optics, 31 (2006) : 652-662.

     
     

    W.W. Yu, E. Chang, J.C. Falkner, C.M. Sayes, A.M. Al-Somali, J. Zhang, R. Drezek, V.L. Colvin "Facile method to make stable, bright water-soluble quantum dots for biological application." J. Am. Chem. Soc (2006) Submitted

     
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    Wang, A., Nammalvar, V., and Drezek, R. "Spectral Modeling of Angled Fiber Probe Geometries." Journal of Biomedical Optics (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Wang, H., Fu, K., Drezek R., and Halas, N "Light Scattering from Spherical Nanoantennas: Effects of Surface Roughness." Journal of Applied Physics B, 84 (2006) : 191-196.

     
     

    Wargo, M., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer Using Immunotargeted Nanomaterials”, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery."  (2006) In Revision

     
     

    Yu, W., Chang, E., Drezek, R., and Colvin, V. "Water-Soluble Quantum Dots." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 384 (2006) : 781-786.

     
     

    Zhu, M., Chang, E., and Drezek, R "A General Strategy for Direct Surface Modification and Functionalization of Semiconductor Quantum Dots." Journal of Materials Chemistry (2006) In Press

     
     

    Chang E., Yu W., Colvin C., and Drezek R. "Influence of Surface Coatings on Intracellular Quantum Dot Delivery." Controlled Release (2005) Submitted

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J. Sun, J. Drezek, R*, and West, J* "Quenched Quantum Dots as Protease Imaging Probes." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 334 (2005) : 1317-1321.

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J. Sun, J. Drezek, R*, and West, J* "Quenched Quantum Dots as Protease Imaging Probes." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, 334 (2005) : 1317-1321.In Revision

     
     

    Chen, J. and Drezek, R. "Optimized Three-dimensional FDTD Modeling of Cellular Light Scattering: Influence of Boundary Conditions, Step Size, and Incident Angle." Optics Express (2004) Submitted

     
     

    Drezek, R. "Review of Dynamic Optical Breast Imaging." Breast Diseases (2005) In Press

     
     

    Drezek, R., Collier, T., MacAulay, C., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Light Scattering from Cervical Cells Throughout Neoplastic Progression: Influence of Nuclear Size, DNA Content, and Chromatin Texture." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 8 (2003) : 7-16.

     
     

    Fu, K., Sun, J., Lin, A., Halas, N., and Drezek R. "Polarized Angular Dependent Light Scattering Properties of Bare and PEGylated Gold Nanoshells." Physical Review E (2005) Submitted

     
     

    Gobin, A., Halas, N., O┐Neal, P., Watkins, D., Halas, N., Drezek, R. and West, J. "Near Infrared Laser Tissue Welding Using Nanoshells as an Exogenous Absorber." Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, 37: 123-129.

     
     

    Halas, N., O'Neal, P., Watkins, D., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. "Near Infrared Laser Tissue Weslding Using Nanoshells as an Exogenous Absorber." Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (2005) In Press

     
     

    Hirsch, L., Drezek, R., Halas, N., and West, J. "Biomedical Applications of Nanoshells." Encyclpedia of BioMEMs and Bionanotechnology (2004) In Press

     
     

    Kirkpatrick, K., Zhou, C., Brewer, M., Brands, W., Drezek, R., and Utzinger, U. "Endogenous Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Cell Suspensions for Chemopreventive Drug Monitoring." Photochemistry and Photobiology (2005)

     
     

    Kirkpatrick, K., Zhou, C., Brewer, M., Brands, W., Drezek, R., and Utzinger, U. "Endogenous Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Cell Suspensions for Chemopreventive Drug Monitoring." Photochemistry and Photobiology (2005) In Press

     
     

    Lee, M., West, J., Halas, N., Barton, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography." Optics Letters (2004) Submitted

     
     

    Lin, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "NIR Reflectance Properties of Gold Nanoshells."  (June 2006)

     
     

    Lin, A., Lewinski, N., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Computational Analysis of Nanoshells as Optical Contrast Agents for Early Precancer Detection." Journal of Biomedical Optics (November/December 2005) In Revision

     
     

    Lin, A., Lewinski, N., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Computational Analysis of Nanoshells as Optical Contrast Agents for Early Precancer Detection." Journal of Biomedical Optics (November/December 2005) In Press

     
     

    Loo, C., Hirsch, L., Barton, J., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshell-Enabled Photonics-Based Cancer Imaging and Therapy." Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, 3 (2004) : 33-40.

     
     

    Loo, C., Lin, A., Hirsch, L., Lee, M., Barton, J., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Chapter 12: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells." Nanofabrication for Biomedical Applications (2005) : 327-342.

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer." Nano Letters, 5 (2005) : 709-711.

     
     

    Loo, C., Lowery, A., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer." Nano Letters, 5 (2005) : 709-711.

     
     

    Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A., and Drezek, R. "Oblique-incidence illumination and collection for depth-sensitive fluorescence spectroscopy." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 10(4): 044016 (2005)

     
     

    Sun, JT, and Drezek, R. "Influence of Fiber Probe Geometry on Applicability of Diffusion Theory Based Spectral Inversion Methods." Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (2005) Submitted

     
     

    Wang, A., Bender, J., Utzinger, U., and Drezek, R. "Depth Sensitive Reflectance Measure ments Using Obliquely Oriented Fiber Optics probes." Journal of Biomedical Optics (2004) In Revision

     
     

    Wang, A., Bender, J., Utzinger, U., and Drezek, R. "Depth Sensitive Reflectance Measurements Using Obliquely Oriented Fiber Optics Probes." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 10 (4) 044017 (2005)

     
     

    Wargo, M., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Integrated Imaging and Therapy of Cancer Using Immunotargeted Nanomaterials." Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery (January 2006)

     
     

    Chang, S., Arifler, D., Drezek, R., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Validation of Analytical Model to Describe Fluorescence Spectra of Normal and Pre-Neoplastic Epithelial Tissue." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 9(3) (2004) : 511-522.

     
     

    Drezek, R. "Review of Autofluorescence and Diffuse Reflectance Properties of Malignan and Benign Breast Tissue." Breast Diseases, 3 (2004) : 256-257.

     
     

    Drezek, R. "Review of Flourescence Lifetime Imaging of Unstained Tissue." Breast Diseases, 14 (2004) : 395.

     
     

    Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A., and Drezek, R. "Computational Analysis of Angled Illumination and Collection Geometries for Sensitive Detection of Fluorescence in biological Tissues." Journal of Biomedical Optics (2004) In Revision

     
     

    1. Drezek, R., Collier, T., MacAulay, C., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Light Scattering from Cervical Cells Throughout Neoplastic Progression." Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, 5 (2003) : 2.

     
     

    1. Pavlova, I., Sokolov, K., Drezek, R., Malpica, A., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Microanatomical and Biochemical Origins of Normal and Precancerous Cervical Tissue Autofluorescence Using Laser Scanning Confocal Fluorescence Microscopy." Photochemistry and Photobiology, 77 (2003) : 550-555.

     
     

    Chang, S., Arifler, D., Drezek, R., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Validation Analytical Model to Describe Fluorescence Spectra of Normal and Pre-Neoplastic Epithelial Tissue: Comparison with Monte Carlo Simulations and Clinical Measurements." Journal of Biomedical Optics (2003) In Revision

     
     

    Chen, J., and Drezek, R. "Optimized Three-dimensional FDTD Modeling of Cellular Light Scattering: Influence of Boundary Conditions, Step Size, and Incident Angle." Optics Express (2003) In Revision

     
     

    Drezek, R., Collier, T., MacAulay, C., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Light Scattering from Cervical Cells Throughout Light Scattering from Cervical Cells Throughout Neoplastic Progression: Influence of Nuclear Size, DNA Content, and Chromatin Texture." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 8 (2003) : 7-16.

     
     

    Pfefer, J., Matchette, S., and Drezek, R. "Influence of Illumination-Collection Geometry on Fluorescence Spectroscopy in Multi-layered Tissue." Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (2003) In Revision

     
     Books
     

    Drezek, R., Zuluaga, A., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Chapter 16: Relationship Between Tissue Macroscopic Structure and Scattering Properties: Implications for OCT Imaging in Handbook of Optical Coherence Tomography, edited by Brett Bouma, PhD, and Gary Tearney, MD." : pp. 445-470.

     
     

    Richards-Kortum, R., Drezek, R., Pavlova, I., and Sokolov, K. (Editors: Brian Pogue, PhD, and Mary Ann Mycek, PhD) "Chapter 3: Endogeneous Tissue Fluorophores" to appear in Fluorescence in Biomedicine." 

     
     

    Richards-Kortum, R., Sokolov, K., Drezek, R., Pavlova, I., Arifler, D., Chang, S. and Follen, M., (Editor: J. Fujimoto) "Chapter 18: Fluorescence and Spectroscopic Markers of Neoplasia." 

     
     

    Richards-Kortum, R., Utzinger, U., Drezek, R., Pavlova, I., Sokolov, K., and Follen, M. (Editors: Brian Pogue, PhD, and Mary Ann Mycek, PhD) "Chapter 12: Fluorescence Spectroscopy of the Cervix to appear in Fluorescence in Biomedicine." 

     
     Book chapters
     

    Bickford, L., Carpin, L, Sun, J., Lin, A., Loo, C., Yu, T., and Drezek, R. “Chapter 95: Non-invasive Optical and Functional Imaging of Breast Tissue” Book chapter in Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease. BC Decker (2012).

     
     

    Bickford, L., Carpin, L, Sun, J., Yu, T., and Drezek, R. “Non-invasive Optical and Functional Imaging of Breast Tissue” Book chapter in Advanced Therapy of Breast Disease.  BC Decker (2012).

     
     

    Bickford, L. Day, E., Hu, Y., Sun, J., Fu, K, Chang, J., Lewinski, N., Yu, K. and Drezek, R. Chapter 15: Biomedical Applications of Multi-functional Silica-Based

    Gold Nanoshellsin Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine, edited by Mansoor M. Amiji, RPh, PhD, and Vladimir P. Torchilin, DSc, PhD (Pan Stanford Publishing). (2010).

     
     

    Pavolova, I., Drezek, R., Chang, S., Arifler, D., Sokolov, K., Macaulay, C., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Fluorescence and Spectroscopic Markers of Cervical Neoplasia." Biomedical Imaging (2006)

     
     

    West, J., Drezek, R., and Halas, N "Handbook of Biomedical Engineering." Nanotechnology Provides New Tools for Biomedical Optics, 18 (2006) : 1-24.

     
     

    Hirsch, L, Drezek, R., Halas, N, and West, J, "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells." In Encyclopedia of BioMEMs and Biomedical Nanotechnology, Volume III (2005) : 147- 158.

     
     

    Loo, C., Lin, A., Hirsch, L., Lee, M., Barton, J., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Chapter 12: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells." In Nanofabrication for Biomedical Applications. (2005) : 327-342.

     
     

    West, J., Drezek, R., and Halas, N. "Chapter 25: Nanotechnology Provides New Tools for Biomedical Optics." Handbook of Biomedical Engineering (2005) In Press

     
     

    Drezek, R., West, J., and Halas, N. "Emerging Optical Technologies for Functional and Molecular Imaging." Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy of Breast Disease (2003) In Press

     
     

    Pavolova, I., Drezek, R., Chang, S., Arifler, D., Sokolov, K., Macaulay, C., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Fluorescence and Spectroscopic Markers of Cervical Neoplasia." Biomedical Imaging (2003) In Press

     
     

    Richards-Kortum, R., Drezek, R., Pavlova, I., and Sokolov, K. "Chapter 8: Survey of Endogeneous Biological Fluorophores." Fluorescence in Biomedicine (2003) : 237-264.

     
     

    R. Drezek "Chapter 12: Fluorescence Spectroscopy of the Cervix." Fluorescence in Biomedicine (2002) In Press

     
     

    R. Drezek "Chapter 3: Endogeneous Tissue Fluorophores." Fluorescence in Biomedicine (2002) In Press

     
     Conference papers
     

    Josh Pfefer, Chao-Wei Chen, Anthony Fouad, Wei Gong, Peter Tomlins, Peter Wolliams, Rebekah Drezek, Anant Agrawal, and Yu Chen.  Comparison of Optical Coherence Tomography System Performance with Point Spread Function Phantoms.  SPIE BIOS (2013).

     
     

    Josh Pfefer, Chao-Wei Chen, Anthony Fouad, Wei Gong, Peter Tomlins, Peter Wolliams, Rebekah Drezek, Anant Agrawal, and Yu Chen. Comparison of Optical Coherence Tomography System Performance with Point Spread Function Phantoms. SPIE (2012).

     
     

    Adam Y. Lin, Joseph Young, Laureen Luo, Laura C. Kennedy, and Rebekah Drezek. “Gold nanoparticle based molecular activated stealth chemotherapy,” 2011 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

     
     

    Allen L. Chen and Rebekah Drezek. “Quantifying shifts in the plasmonic spectra of metallic nanoparticles following cellular uptake," 2011 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

     
     

    Bickford, L.R., Langsner, R., Chang, J., Fu, K., Yu T-K., Drezek, R.; “Nanotechnology Enabled Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer.” 08/2011 Department of Defense Breast Cancer Era of Hope Meeting, Orlando, FL

     
     

    E. Lukianova-Hleb, P. Constantinou, B. Danysh D.S. Wagner, R.A. Drezek, J.H. Hafner, M.C. Farach-Carson, D.D. Carson, D.O. Lapotko, Plasmonic Nanobubbles as Tunable Theranostic Agents. Proceedings of Nanotech (2011).

     
     

    Joseph K. Young and Rebekah Drezek. “Synthesis and Characterization of Au2S/Au Core/Shell Nanostructures” 2011 Joint Annual Conference of NSBP and NSHP (2011).

     
     

    Joseph K. Young, Arthi Satyanarayan and Rebekah Drezek. “Cellular Endosomal Escape via Photothermal Initiated Membrane Disruption and Relaxation” 2011 Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students, under review (2011).

     
     

    Laura Kennedy, Adham Bear, Joseph Young, Joao Paulo Mattos Almeida, Aaron Foster, Rebekah Drezek. Immunostimulatory effects of gold nanoparticle mediated. photothermal ablation. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society.

     
     

    Megan Connors, Anant Agrawal, Chia-Pin Liang, Drezek, R., Joshua Pfefer Characterizing the Point Spread Function of Retinal OCT Devices with a Model Eye-Based Phantom.  CLEO (2011).

     
     

    Day, E., Bickford, L, Drezek, R., and West, J. Cancer Imaging and Thermal Therapy Faciliated by Nanoparticles and Multiphoton Microscopy. Proceedings of ASME 2010 First Global Conference on Nanonengineering for Medicine and Biology. Houston, TX. 221-222 (2010).

     
     

    Day, E., Zhang, L., Lewinski, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. Photothermal Therapy of Glioma in a Mouse Model with NIR Excited Nanoshells. Proceedings of ASME 2010 First Global Conference on Nanonengineering for Medicine and Biology. Houston, TX. 219-220 (2010).

     
     

    Appiah, B., Nammalvar, V., and Drezek, R. "Statistical analysis of FTIR spectra of cervical tissues and diagnostic algorithms for cervical cancer." Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 6863, 68630V (February 2008)

     
     

    Bickford, L., Chang, J., Fu, K., Sun, J., Hu, Y., Yu, T.K., Drezek R. "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Potential Point of Care Diagnostic Applications."  (March 2008)

     
     

    Winkler, A., Rice, P., Troutman, T., Backer, J., Drezek, R. "Fluorescent and Scattering Contrast Agents in a Mouse Model of Colorectal Cancer." SPIE Proceedings, 6851 (January 20, 2008)

     
     

    Agrawal, A., Huang, S., Pfefer, P., Lee, M., and Drezek R. "Quantitative Evaluation of Nanoshells as a Contrast Agents for OCT."  (2005) In Press

     
     

    Agrawal, A., Huang, S., Pfefer, P., Lee, M., and Drezek, R. "Quantitative Evaluation of Nanoshells as a Contrast Agent for 1300 nm OCT." Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO) (2005)

     
     

    Agrawal, A., Huang, S., Pfefer, P., Lee, M., and Drezek, R. "Quantitative Evaluation of Nanoshells as a Contrast Agent for 1300 nm OCT." Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (CLEO) (2005) In Press

     
     

    Barton, J., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for Optical Coherence Tomography." SPIE: Biophotonics West (1/2004)

     
     

    Halas, N., Bishnoi, S., Jackson, J., Lin, R., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshell Based Raman Sensing of Biomaterials." Nano/biophotonics. (2005) In Press

     
     

    Lin, A. and Drezek, R. "Wavelength Dependent Anisotropy of Gold Nanoshells." Proceedings of SPIE Optics East. (2005)

     
     

    Lin, A. and Drezek, R. "Wavelength Dependent Anisotropy of Gold Nanoshells." Proceedings of SPIE Optics East. (2005) In Press

     
     

    Lin, A., Lowery, A., Hirsch, L., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Nanoshells for Cancer Imaging and Therapy." Optics East (2005)

     
     

    O'Neal, P., Gobin, A., Bayazitoglu, Y., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. "Nanoshells as Exogenous Absorbers for Laser Tissue Welding." Photonics Therapeutics and Diagnostics (2005) In Press

     
     

    O┐Neal, P., Gobin, A., Bayazitoglu, Y., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J. "Nanoshells as an Exogenous Absorber for Laser Tissue Welding. Photonics Therapeutics and Diagnostics."  (January 2005) In Press

     
     

    Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A., and Drezek, R. "Simulation of Oblique Incidence Probe Geometrics for Fluorescence Spectroscopy." OSA European Conference on Biomedical Optics (ECBO) (2005)

     
     

    Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A., and Drezek, R. "Simulation of Oblique Incidence Probe Geometries for Fluorescence Spectroscopy."  (2005) In Press

     
     

    R. Drezek "Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy of Normal and Dysplastic Fresh Cervical Tissue Sections." Optical Society of America Topical Meeting in Biomedical Optics. OSA Biomedical 2002 Topical Meeting Technical Digest (2002)

     
     

    Utzinger, U., Drezek, R., Kirkpatrick, N., and Brewer, M. "Endogenous Fluorescence of the Ovary." Optical Diagnostics and Sensing V. Biophotonics West. (2005) In Press

     
     

    Utzinger, U., Drezek, R., Kirpatrick, N., and Brewer, M. "Endogenous Fluorescence of the Ovary. Optical Diagnostics and Sensing V.."  (January 2005) In Press

     
     

    Wang, A. and Drezek, R. "Oblique Angled Fiber Probes for Depth Sensitive Reflectance Measurements." Fiber Optics and Sensors V. Biophotonics West. (2005) In Press

     
     

    Wang, A., and Drezek, R. "Oblique Angled Fiber Probes for Depth Sensitive Reflectance Measurements. Fiber Optics and Sensors V."  (January 2005) In Press

     
     

    Loo, C., Hirsch, L., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R. "Biomedical Applications of Metal Nanoshells." Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 5327 (1/2004) : 1-4.

     
     

    Pfefer, J. and Drezek, R. "Beveled Fiber Optic Probes for Biophotonics." Proc. SPIE Int. Soc. Opt. Eng., 5317 (1/2004) : 206-214.

     
     

    R. Drezek "Understanding the Contributions of NADH and Collagen to Cervical Tissue Fluorescence Spectra: Modeling, Measurements, and Implications." SPIE: Biophotonics West. San Jose, CA (2002) In Press

     
     Other
     

    Tuchin, V., Drezek, R., Nie, S., and Zharov, V. Guest Editorial: Nanophotonics for Diagnostics, Protection, and Treatment of Cancer and Inflammatory Diseases. Journal of Biomedical Optics(14), 020901. April (2009).

     
     

    Lewinski, N., Colvin, V., and Drezek, R. "Cytoxicity of Nanomaterials." Small (2007)

     
     

    "Rice Lands $3M DOD Grant for Cancer Screening." Houston Business Journal. (2007)

     
     

    Agrawal, A., Huang, S., Pfefer, P., Lee, M., and Drezek R "Backscattering Measurements of Gold Nanoshells."  (2006)

     
     

    Chang, E., Miller, J. Sun, J. West, J*, and Drezek, R* "Quenched Quantum Dots as Protease Imaging Probes."  (2006)

     
     

    Lee, M., Nammalvar, V., Gobin, A., West, J., and Drezek, R "Nanoshells as Contrast Agents for Scatter-Based Optical Imaging."  (2006) In Press

     
     

    "Review of Dynamic Optical Breast Imaging” Breast Diseases."  (2006)

     
     

    Cohlan, L., Utzinger, U., R. Drezek, Brookner, C., Richards-Kortum, R., and Follen, M. "Optimal Excitation Wavelengths for Detection of Squamous Intra-epithelial Neoplasia: Results from an Animal Model." Optics Express, 7 (2000) : 436-446.

     
     

    Drezek, R.,Collier, T., MacAulay, C., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R. “Light Scattering from Cervical Cells Throughout Neoplastic Progression:  Influence of Nuclear Morphology, DNA Content, and Chromatin Texture.” Journal of Biomedical Optics. 8(1): 7-16 (2003). 

     
     

    R. Drezek, Faupel, M., Pitris, C., Feld, M., Brewer, M., Richards-Kortum, R., and Follen, M. "Optical Imaging for the Detection of Cervical Precancers In Vivo." Cancer -- Supplement (in press,)

     
     

    R. Drezek, West, J., and Halas, N. "Emerging Optical Technologies for Functional and Molecular Imaging of the Breast." Breast Diseases (Invited in)

     
     

    Smithpeter, C., Dunn, A., R. Drezek, Collier, T., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Real Time Confocal Microscopy of In Situ Amelanotic Cells: Sources of Signal, Contrast Agents, and Limits of Contrast." Journal of Biomedical Optics, 3 (1998) : 429-436.

     
     

    Sokolov, K., R. Drezek, Gossage, K., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Reflectance Spectroscopy with Polarized Light: Is It Sensitive to Cellular and Nuclear Morphology?." Optics Express, 13 (1999) : 302-317.

     
     

    Drezek, R., Sokolov, K., and Richards-Kortum, R. "Understanding the Contributions of NADH and Collagen to Cervical Tissue Fluorescence Spectra: Modeling, Measurements, and Implications." Journal of Biomedical Optics (2001)

     
     

    Stetten, G., and Drezek, R. "Active Fourier contour applied to real time 3D ultrasound of the heart." International Journal of Imaging and Graphics, 1 (2001) : 647-658.

     
     

    Zuluaga, A., Drezek, R., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.  “How Simple Chemicals Can Act As Optical Contrast Agents for Confocal Reflectance Imaging.”  Journal of Biomedical Optics. 7(3): 398-403 (2002). 

     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery ." (2007)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging, Session Organizer." 4th International Conference on Cervical Cancer, (2005)

     
     

    "Program Committee." OSA Biomedical Topical Meeting, (2006)

     
     

    "Program Committee, Session Organizer, Nanotechnology in Medicine ." 22nd Annual HSEMB Conference, (2005)

     
     

    "SPIE Optics East, Conference Co-chair." IR Technologies for Health and the Environment, (2005)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    Nastassja Lewinski, Huiguang Zhu, Clare Ouyang, George Conner, Daniel Wagner, Vicki Colvin, Rebekah Drezek, Acute dietary exposure of Danio rerio to amphiphilic polymer coated CdSe/ZnS quantum dots, Nanoimpact Network Conference, Dublin, Ireland (2012).

     
     

    Elizabeth Figueroa*, Adam Lin*, Stephen Yan, Laureen Luo, Rebekah Drezek. “Biocompatible Dendrimer Coated Gold Nanoparticles Efficiently Transfect Cancer Cells in vitro” EMBS (2012).

     
     

    Joseph K. Young, Arthi Satyanarayan and Rebekah Drezek. “Cellular Endosomal Escape via Photothermal Initiated Membrane Disruption and Relaxation” SACNAS National Conference (2012.)

     
     

    Elizabeth Figueroa, Adam Lin, Aaron Foster, Rebekah Drezek. “Dendrimer-Gold Nanoparticle Conjugates for Effective Plasmid Delivery” Southern Biomedical Engineering Conference (2012).

     
     

    Elizabeth Figueroa, Adam Lin, Stephen Yan, Rebekah Drezek. “Dendrimer-Gold Nanoparticle Vectors: Toxicity and Transfection Efficiency in vitro.” Gordon Research Conference: Metals in Medicine. (2012)

     
     

    Adham S Bear, Laura C Kennedy, Joseph K Young, Joao Paulo Mattos Almeida, Adam Y Lin, Phillip C Eckels, Rebekah A. Drezek and Aaron E Foster. “Elimination of Metastatic Tumors Using Gold Nanoshell-Enabled Photothermal Therapy Pretreatment Followed by Adoptive T Cell Therapy” American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, Philadelphia (2012).

     
     

    Joao Paulo Mattos Almeida*, Adam Lin*, Phillip Eckels, Nathan Liu, Aaron Foster, and Rebekah Drezek. “In vivo splenocyte distribution of gold nanoparticles,” Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (2012).

     
     

    Joao Paulo Mattos Almeida, Adam Lin, Adham Bear, Laura Kennedy, Joseph Young, Nathan Liu, Laureen Luo, Aaron Foster, and Rebekah Drezek. MIRTHE and the Promise of Cancer Prognosis. Workshop on the Clinical Failures of Cancer Treatment. Invited talk. Princeton University. (2012).

     
     

    Joseph Young*, Adam Lin* and Rebakah Drezek. “Photothermal Decay of Quantum Nanocrystal Luminescence for Cancerous Tissue Diagnosis and Treatment Confirmation” Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference Ka’anapali, Hawaii (2012).

     
     

    Joao Paulo Mattos Almeida*, Adam Lin*, Adham Bear, Nathan Liu, Laureen Luo, Aaron Foster, and Rebekah Drezek. Self-Assembled CpG Gold Nanoparticle Complexes Inhibit Tumor Growth In Vivo. EMBS Micro and Nanotechnology in Medicine Conference (2012).

     
     

    Hu, Y., Jeon, J., Drezek, R., and Chu, H. “Experimental and Simulation Studies on Raman Enhanced Processed Substrates.” 54th International Conference on Electron, Ion, and Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication. Anchorage, AK. 2010.

     
     

    “T Cells as Delivery Vehicles for Nanotherapeutics” (Laura Carpin and Rebekah Drezek) American Association for the Advancement of Science Swarm Meeting. Houston, TX. 2010.

     
     

    Appiah, B., and Drezek, R. MidIR Tissue Imaging for Cancer Diagnostics. MIRTHE NSF ERC Annual Site Visit. March 2010.

     
     

    Bickford, L., and Drezek, R. Gold-silica nanoshells for targeted imaging of tumor margins. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual National Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2010.

     
     

    Carpin, L., Bickford, L, and Drezek, R. Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Treatment of Herceptin Resistant Breast Cancer. Alliance for Nanohealth Conference. Houston, TX. February 2010.

     
     

    Kennedy, L. and Drezek, R. T Cell Based Delivery of Gold Nanotherapeutics. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual National Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2010.

     
     

    Langsner, R., Yu,K., and Drezek, R. The Use of 2-NBDG for Optical Assessment of Breast Tumor Margins. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual National Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2010.

     
     

    Lewinski, N., and Drezek R. HHMI Med into Grad Annual Meeting. Raleigh, NC. April 2010.

     
     

    Noelck, S. and Drezek, R. Optical Properties of Gold-Silica-Gold Nanoshells. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual National Meeting. Austin, TX. October 2010.

     
     

    Noelck, S., Hu, Y., and Drezek, R. Probing Optical Properties of Gold-Silica-Gold Multilayer Nanoshells with Broken Symmetry, 2010 Inter IGERT Nanoscience and Professional Development Workshop. Austin, TX. 2010.

     
     

    Hu, Y, Noelck, S, and Drezek, R. Towards understanding the plasmonic tunability of gold-silica-gold nanoshells with concentric and off center geometries. URSI National Radio Science Meeting. Boulder, CO. January 2010.

     
     

    Langsner, R., Drezek, R

    , and Yu, K. Towards 2-NBDG for Intraoperative
    Assessment of Tumor Margins. Submitted to Gordon Conference on Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. June 2010.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    “MASC Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatment” Keck Seminar.  2013.

     
     

    “Nanotechnology-Enabled Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer” DoD CDMRP LINKS Meeting. Washington, DC. 2011.

     
     

    Joseph K. Young and Rebekah A. Drezek. “Synthesis of Au2S/Au Core/Shell Nanostructures” 2011 Optics in the Life Sciences: OSA Optics and Photonics Congress, Oral Presentation for Invited Talk. March 2011.

     
     

    “Biomedical Applications of Metal Nanoparticles.” Gordon Research Conference, Noble Metal Nanoparticles. Mount Holyoke College. Amherst, MA. 2010.

     
     

    “Nanotechnology-Enabled Optical Molecular Imaging of Breast Cancer” DoD CDMRP LINKS Meeting. Washington, DC. 2010.

     
     

    “Sensor Systems for Health and the Environment” MIRTHE NSF Engineering Research Center Annual Site Visit. Princeton, NJ. 2010.

     
     

    “Image-Based Sensing Platforms.” Gulf Coast Consortia Personalized Medicine Series: Early Detection of Disease. Texas Medical Center. 2009.

     
     

    “Needle-based high resolution, real time imaging of breast cancer.” CDRMP Era of Hope LINKS meeting. Vienna, VA. 2009.

     
     

    “Optical imaging for minimally invasive medical diagnosis.” Department Seminar. Duke University Fitzpatrick Optics Institute 2008-2009 Seminar Series. Durham, NC. 2009.

     
     

    “Optically activatable nanoparticle for imaging and therapy of cancer.” Distinguished Speaker Seminar Series. Department of Pharmacology. University of Houston. 2009.

     
     

    "Sensor systems for health and the environment.” MIRTHE NSF Engineering Research Center. Princeton, NJ. 2009.

     
     

    "Biomedical Applications of Quantum Dots." SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA. (January 2008)

     
     

    "Hot Topics Nanomedicine Workshop." SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA. (January 2008)

     
     

    "Hot Topics Plenary Saturday Night Session." SPIE Photonics West, San Jose, CA. (January 2008)

     
     

    "Mid-IR Reflectance-Based Optical Imaging of Tissue." MIRTHE Annual Summer Workshop, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. (August 2008) With Appiah, B., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoparticles for Cellular Imaging." Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. (December 2008) With West, J. and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Optical molecular imaging of breast cancer." Baylor College of Medicine Cancer Center Annual Retreat, Cleveland, TX. (November 2008)

     
     IEEE LEOS Summer International Topical Conference: Advances in Nanobiophotonics
     
     

    "Optically activatable nanoparticles for imaging and therapy of cancer." University of Rochester-Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rochester, NY. (November 2008)

     
     

    "Rice/TMC translational research in optical molecular imaging." Rice University ┐Something New for Lunch┐ Lecture Series, Houston, TX. (October 2008)

     
     

    "The Materials/Biology Interface. Material Research Society (MRS) Annual Meeting." Boston, MA. (November 2007)

     
     

    "Biomolecular Optical Imaging." Computer and Information Technology Institute, Rice University, Houston, TX. (October 2003)

     
     

    "Gynecological Applications of Emerging Optical Technologies." Society of Gynecological Oncologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, New Orleans, LA. (January 2003) With Drezek, R., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Optical Spectroscopy for In Vivo Assessment of Tissue Pathology." Society of Surgical Oncologists Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (March 2003) With Drezek, R., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Optical Spectroscopy for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Harvard/MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, Boston, MA. (April 2003)

     
     

    "Translational Biophotonics Research." Rice Alliance, Rice University, Houston, TX. (November 2003)

     
     

    "Computational Modeling of Tissue Fluorescence." Food and Drug Administration, Washington, DC. (July 2002) With Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Detection of Cervical Precancers Using Fluorescence Spectroscopy." 2nd International Conference on Cervical Cancers, Houston, TX. (April 2002) With Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Fluorescence and Reflectance Spectroscopy of Cervical Tissue." IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Imaging, Washington, DC. (July 2002) With Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Future Research Directions in Optical Imaging." Biochemistry Department, Rice University. (October 2002)

     
     

    "Gynecological Applications of Emerging Optical Technologies." Society of Gynecological Oncologists Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (January 2003) With Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Molecular Specific Optical Contrast Agents." Rice Quantum Institute, Rice University. (October 2002)

     
     

    "Nanomaterials as Smart Agents in Optical Imaging." NSF Workshop on Nanomaterials, Boston, MA. (2002)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology for Molecular Imaging and Therapy." Third NIH Conference on Optical Imaging, Washington, DC. (September 2002)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Electrical Engineering Department, Rice University. (November 2002)

     
     

    "Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging." Tissue Engineering Short Course Corporate Affiliates Program, Houston, TX. (August 2002)

     
     

    "Optical Spectroscopy for In Vivo Assessment of Tissue Pathology." Society of Surgical Oncologists Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. (March 2003) With Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     Lectures
     

    “Molecular Assisted Stealth Chemotherapy for Cancer.” Dunn Foundation Trustee Visit. Houston, TX. 2012.

     
     

    Department Seminar. Methodist Research Institute. Department of Radiology. November 2010.

     
     

    "American Society of Photobiology Awards Lecture." San Francisco, CA. (June 2008)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology Enabled Optical Imaging." United States/France Nanomedicine Symposium. (October 2007)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in Medical Imaging." (February 2007)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." (April 2007)

     
     

    "Optical Molecular Imaging of Cancer." Rice University Workshop on Translational Optical Imaging, (May 2007)

     
     

    "Optically Activatable Nanoprobes." University of Texas at Austin. (October 2007)

     
     

    "Point of Care Diagnostics." (April 2007)

     
     

    "Activatable Nanoparticles for Cancer Imaging." Gordon Research Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, (July 2006)

     
     

    "Activatable Probes for Cancer Imaging." Optical Society of America Biomedical Topical Biannual Meeting, (March 2006)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle-Based Platform Technology for Integrated Cancer Imaging and Therapy." 36th Annual Winter Colloquium on Physics of Quantum Electronics, Snowbird Resort. (January 2006)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and Cancer." American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (April 2006)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology to Improve Women’s Healthcare." Society of Rice University Women, Houston, TX. (February 2006)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Keck Center Seminar Series, Houston, TX.. (Spring 2006)

     
     

    "Optical Molecular Cancer Imaging." IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Nano to Marco, Washington, DC. (April 2006)

     
     

    "Towards Point-of-Care Optical Technologies for Early Cancer Detection." Rice University. (September 2006)

     
     

    "Activatable Probes for Cancer Imaging." Optical Society of America Biomedical Topical Biannual Meeting, (March 2006)

     
     

    "Emerging Technologies in Women┐s Healthcare." Women in Technology International, (July 2005)

     
     

    "Immunotargeted Nanoengineered Imaging Agents." MD Anderson Cancer Center Breast Center Research Retreat, (November 2005)

     
     

    "Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Optical Molecular Cancer Imaging." Optical Society of America Annual Meeting., Tucson, AZ. (October 2005)

     
     

    "NASA Meeting on Nanobiotechnology." NASA Meeting on Nanobiotechnology, Houston, TX. (January 2005)

     
     

    "Nanobiotechnology." ENDO 2005: 87th Annual Society Meeting, San Diego, CA. (July 2005)

     
     

    "Nanobiotechnology." National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering, (2006)

     
     

    "Nanoshell Bioconjugates in Cancer Imaging." MD Anderson Grand Rounds, Houston, TX. (April 2005)

     
     

    "Nanoshells for Imaging and Therapy of Cancer." 6th Annual Conference on Molecular Therapeutics, (August 2005)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology and Cancer." American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. (April 2006)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in Cancer." New York Academy of Science, New York. (2006)

     
     

    "Nanotechnology to Improve Women┐s Healthcare." Society of Rice University Women, Houston, TX. (February 2006)

     
     

    "Optical Approaches to Imaging Early Cancer." Baylor College of Medicine. Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, (Spring 2006)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Rice Alumni Leaders Conference, Houston, TX. (October 2005)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Department seminar, Princeton University, (May 2005)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Keck Center Seminar Series, Houston, TX. (Spring 2006)

     
     

    "Optical Molecular Cancer Imaging." IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: Nano to Marco, Washington, DC. (April 2006)

     
     

    "Optical Molecular Cancer Imaging." First Annual IBB Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (July 2005)

     
     

    "Automated Goniometer for Cellular Light Scattering Measurements." Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. (2/2004) With Fu, K., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Automated Goniometer for Cellular Light Scattering Measurements." 2nd Annual Bioengineering Poster Competition, Houston, TX. (3/2004) With Fu, K., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Biophotonics Applications of Nanotechnology." Department of Radiology Seminar Series, Southwestern, Dallas, TX. (1/2004)

     
     

    "Cancer Imaging and Therapy Using Gold Nanoshells." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (10/2004) With Lowery, A., Loo, C., O'Neal, P., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J.

     
     

    "Diagnostic Applications of Nanoshells." Optics East, Philadelphia, PA. (10/2004)

     
     

    "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Nanoshells." American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting, Austin, TX. (11/2004) With West, J., Hirsch, L., Lowery, A., Drezek, R., and Halas, N.

     
     

    "Fiber Optic Probe Design for Fluorescence Spectroscopy." Food and Drug Administration Annual Meeting, (4/2004) With Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Early Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer." Biomedical Engineering Program, Tuscon, AZ. (2/2004) With Kirkpatrick, N., Brewer, M., Drezek, R., and Utzinger, U.

     
     

    "Laser Welding Using Nanoshells as an Exogenous Absorber." Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (10/2004) With Gobin, A., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J.

     
     

    "Monte Carlo Investigation of Optical Signal Changes in Tissue After Nanoshell Application." Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. (2/2004) With Lin, A., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanochell Cancer Imaging and Therapy." NCI Scientific Advisory Board Meeting, Washington DC. (7/2004)

     
     

    "Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Biophotonics." SPIE Biophotonics West, San Jose, CA. (1/2004)

     
     

    "Nanoengineered Optical Contrast Agents." Nanodays, Houston, TX. (10/2004) With Lee, M.H., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoengineered Optical Contrast Agents." Nanosummit, (7/2004) With Lee, M.H., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoparticle-Enabled Optica Molecular Imaging." NCI Symposium on Imaging and Advanced Technologies, Washington D.C.. (10/2004)

     
     

    "Nanoparticle-Enhanced Molecular Cancer Imaging." SPRING Conference, Dallas, TX. (11/2004)

     
     

    "Nanoshell Bioconjugates in Imaging." Nanodays, Houston, TX. (10/2004) With Loo, C., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoshell-Enabled Molecular Imaging." 21st Annual Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. (2/2004) With Loo, C., Lowery, A., Hirsch, L., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoshell-Enabled Molecular Imaging." 2nd Annual Bioengineering Poster Competition, Houston, TX. (3/2004) With Loo, C., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoshell-Modulated Photothermal Cancer Therapy." Biomaterials 2004, Sydney, Australia. (5/2004) With Lowery, A., Hirsch, L., O'Neal, P., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J.

     
     

    "Nanoshells as Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography." Houston Society for Engineering in Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. (2/2004) With Lee, M.H., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoshells as Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography." 2nd Annual Bioengineering Poster Competition, Houston, TX. (3/2004) With Lee, M.H., West, J., Halas, N., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanoshells for Imaging." University of Arizona, Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series, Tuscon, AZ. (12/2004)

     
     

    "Nanoshells in Imaging." Nanodays, Houston, TX. (10/2004) With Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Nanotechnology in Cancer Imaging." Fifth Annual CAMD Workshop: Nanotechnology in Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Medicine, New Orleans, LA. (6/2004)

     
     

    "Optical Imaging for Minimally Invasive Medical Diagnosis." Department of Bioengineering Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (1/2004)

     
     

    "Optical Signals of the Ovary." CLEO, San Francisco, CA. (5/2004) With Utzinger, U., Kirkpatrick, N., Drezek, R., and Brewer, M.

     
     

    "Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging for Noninvasive Cancer Detection." Rice University, Departmetn of Computational and Applied Math (CAAM ) Colloquium, Houston, TX. (4/2004)

     
     

    "Optical Spectroscopy for Tumor Margin Identification." Whitaker Foundation Annual Conference, La Jolla, CA. (8/2004) With Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Optimal Methods for Autofluorescence Measurements of Cells." American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery Annual National Meeting, Dallas, TX. (4/2004) With Chen, J., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Optimal Methods for Autofluorescence Measurements of Cells." Houston Society for Engineering Medicine and Biology Annual Meeting, Houston, TX. (2/2004) With Chen, J., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Optimal Spectroscopy for Tumor Margin Assessment In Vivio." American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Srugery Annual National Meeting, Dallas, TX. (4/2004) With Chen, J., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Polarized LIght Scattering Measurements of Metal Nanoshells." RQI Symposium, (8/2004) With Fu, K., Halas, N., West, J., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Sensing Cancer Specific Signatures Using Nanoshell Bioconjugates." Rice-UK Conference on Sensing and Imaging Using Nanomaterials, (10/2004)

     
     

    "Towards Nanotechnology-Enabled Breast Cancer Imaging." NanoSummit 2004, Houston, TX. (7/2004)

     
     Other
     

    “Sensor Systems for Health and the Environment” MIRTHE NSF Engineering Research Center Annual Site Visit. Princeton, NJ. 2011.

     
     

    Langsner, R., Drezek, R., and Yu, T.. A Fluorescent Deoxyglucose Analog for Detection of Cancer in Breast Tissue. Rice Quantum Institute Summer Conference. August 2009.

     
     

    Hu, Y., and Drezek, R. Angular scatter patterns from multi-layered gold nanoshells. Materials Research Society Spring Annual National Meeting. San Francisco, CA. April 2009.

     
     

    Lewinski, N., Kamath, R., Ouyang, O., Zhu, H., Jo, H., Pham, D., Vulpe, C., Colvin, V. and Drezek, R. Biodistribution of amphiphilic polymer coated CdSe/ZnS QDs in Daphnia magna. International Conference on the Environmental Implications and Applications of Nanotechnology. Amherst, MA. June 2009.

     
     

    "Dean of Engineering’s New Professors’ Lecture.” School of Engineering. Rice University. 2009

     
     

    Bickford, L. and Drezek, R. Gold Nanoshells as Potential Real-Time Intraoperative Molecular Probes for HER2/NEU Overexpression Using Near-Infrared Reflectance Confocal Microscopy. Annual Houston Conference on Biomedical Engineering Research. Houston, TX. March 2009.

     
     

    Carpin, L., Bickford, L, and Drezek, R. Immunotargeted Nanoshells for Treatment of Herceptin Resistant Breast Cancer. Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2009.

     
     

    Bickford, L., Yu, K., and Drezek, R. Intraoperative Tumor Margin Detection Using Targeted Nanoshells, Baylor College of Medicine Translational Research Conference. September 2009

     
     

    Appiah, B. and Drezek, R. MidIR Cancer Detection. MIRTHE Annual Site Visit. Princeton, NJ. February 2009.

     
     

    Day, E., Bickford, L., Drezek, R., and West, J. Multiphoton Imaging and Therapy of Cancer with Gold-Sulfide Nanoparticles. Frontiers of Cancer Research. March 2009.

     
     

    Gao, L., Nammalvar, V., Vadakkan, T., West, J., Drezek, R., and Dickinson, M. Nanoshell in vivo Imaging Using Two-photon Excitation Microscopy. HSEMB. Houston, Texas. March 2009.

     
     

    Day, E., Bickford, L., Drezek, R., and West, J. Near-Infrared Excited Nanoshells for Two-Photon Imaging and Therapy of Breast Cancer. Society for Biomaterials 2009 Annual Meeting. April 2009.

     
     

    Lewinski, N., Colvin, V., and Drezek, R. Spectrally Resolved Imaging of Quantum Dot Exposure in D. magna. Nanotech 2009. Houston, TX. May 2009.

     
     

    “Theme 2: Nanotechnology in Bioengineering.” CBEN Annual Site Visit. 2009.

     
     

    Day, E., Bickford, L., Drezek, R., and West, J. Use of Nanoshells for Combined Two-Photon Imaging and Therapy of Cancer. NanoMed: 6th International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology. March 2009.

     
     

    "A Fiber Probe for the Separation of Epithelial and Stromal Optical Signals." With Wang, A. and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "A Mathematical Algorithm to Extract Biophysical Parameters from Ovarian Fluorescence Spectra." With Appiah, B., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "A Scatter-Based Method for Quantifying Nanoparticle Binding to Surface Markers." With Fu, K., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "IR Technologies for Health and the Environment ." (2007)

     
     

    "Immunotargeted NIR Emissive PbS Quantum Dots for Live Cell Imaging." With Sun, JT, and Drezel, R.

     
     

    "Oblique Fiber Probe Geometry Enables Two Order of Magnitude Contrast Enhancement for Detection of Nanoshells in Tissue." With Nammalvar, V., Wang, A. West, J., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Optical Technologies for Monitoring Response toTherapy, Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery ." (2007)

     
     

    "Computational modeling of device-interface geometries for time-resolved fluorescence measurements in layered tissue." (2006) With Pfefer, J., Agrawal, A.

     
     

    "Nanoparticle-Based Contrast Agents for Biophotonics." Nanodays Conference, Houston, TX. (October 2002) With Lin, A., West, J., Halas, N.

     
     

    "Optically Active Nanoshells as Enhancing Agents for Laser Tissue Welding." Biomaterials, (April 2002) With S. Serhen, N. Halas, J. West

     
     

    " Understanding the Biological Basis of Cervical Tissue Fluorescence and Reflectance Spectra ." Bioengineering Dept., Rice University , Houston, TX. (April 2001)

     
     

    "The Biophysical Origins of Cervical Tissue Fluorescence Spectra ." Biomedical Engineering Department, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL. (Jan. 2001)

     
     

    "Understanding Light Scattering from Biological Cells." Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA . (March 2001)

     
     Panelist
     

    “Genomics/Proteomics/Targets” Panel Discussant. DoD CDMRP LINKS Meeting. Washington, DC. 2011.

     
     Posters
     

    "Angular Radiation of Gold Nanoshells." Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium, Cambridge, MA. (July 2008) With Hu, Y., Drezek, R.,

     
     

    "Imaging Nanoshells in Live Mice Using Two Photon Excitation Microscopy." Keck Center Annual Conference, Houston, TX. (Fall 2008) With Gao, L, Nammalvar, V., Drezek, R., and Dickinson, M.

     
     

    "NIR Absorbing Nanoparticles for Photothermal Therapy." ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference-Podium presentation, ((2008).) With Day, E., Lowery, A., Gobin, A., Halas, N., Drezek, R., and West, J.

     
     

    "Nanotechnology-Enabled Optical Molecular Imaging of Cancer." Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Era of Hope Conference, Baltimore, MD. (June 2008) With Drezek, R.

     
     

    "PbS quantum dots for near-infrared fluorescence imaging." OSA 2008 Frontiers in Optics (FiO)/Laser Science XXIV Conference, Rochester, NY. (October 19-23, 2008) With Sun, J., Fu, F., Zhu, M-Q., Bickford, L., Post, E., and Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Radiation Dose Enhancements in Gold Nanoparticle Solutions: A Monte Carlo Simulation with Nanoparticle Geometry." Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Era of Hope Conference, Baltimore, MD. (June 2008) With Zhang, S., Gao, J., Wang, Z., Salehpour, M., Drezek, R., Yu, TK.

     
     

    "Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution/CBEN Conference." (January 2008) With Lewinski, N., Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution/CBEN Conference." Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution/CBEN Conference, (January 2008) With Lewinski, N., Drezek, R.

     
     

    "Fluorescence and Reflectance Spectroscopy of Cervical Tissue." M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Trainee Recognition Conference, (May 2002) With Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     

    "Understanding the Contributions of NADH and Collagen to Cervical Tissue Fluorescence Spectra." M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Trainee Recognition Conference, (May 2002) With Sokolov, K., Edwards. A., Follen, M., and Richards-Kortum, R.

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Department Seminar." University of California at Irvine, Beckman Laser Institute, Irvine, CA. (March 2008)

     
     

    "Department Seminar." MD Anderson Cancer Center Radiology Department, Houston, TX. (February 2008)

     
     

    "Department Seminar." Rutgers Department of Bioengineering, Newark, NJ. (March 2008)

     
     

    "University of Washington Nanotechnology Seminar Series-Department Seminar." University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (February 2008)

     
     Session Chair
     

    "Nanobiophotonics, Presider." Optical Society of America, Frontiers in Optics, (2005)

     
     

    "Session Chair." SPIE Optics East, Medical Applications of IR Technologies, ,

     
     

    "Session Chair." 22nd Annual HSEMB Annual Conference, Lasers and Optics,

     
     

    "Session Chair." 22nd Annual HSEMB Annual Conference, Nanotechnology, (2005)

     
     

    "Session Co-Chair." 22nd Annual HSEMB Annual Conference, Microtechnology, (2005)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of the Optical Society of America. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nanoscale Horizons. (2017 - 2017)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Environmental Science and Technology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Gynecologic Oncology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Biomedical Microdevices. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, ACS Nano. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Tissue Engineering. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Small. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Physical Review Letters. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Optics Letters. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Optics Express. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nature Materials. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nature Biotechnology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nanotechnology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nanomedicine (Future Medicine). (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Nano Letters. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Medical Physics. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Medical Laser Applications. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Langmuir. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2013 - 2014)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2002 - 2002)

     Reviewer for Journal Publications, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2001 - 2001)

     Editor, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Breast Diseases. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Breast Diseases. (2004 - 2004)

     Editor for Special Issue, Journal of Biomedical Optics, Special Issue Editor. (2008 - 2008)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Biomedical Microdevices. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Environmental Science and Technology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Langmuir. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Nanomedicine. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Nanotechnology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Nature Biotechnology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2011 - 2011)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Gynecologic Oncology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Optics Letters. (2010 - 2010)

     Editor, Breast Diseases. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Medical Laser Applications. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Medical Physics. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Nano Letters. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Optics Express. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Physical Review Letters. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Biomedical Microdevices. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Langmuir. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Medical Physics. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nanomedicine (Future Medicine). (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Optics Letters. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Physical Review Letters. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Small. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Small. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, ACS NANO. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Tissue Engineering. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of the Optical Society of America. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, Nature Materials. (2010 - 2010)

     Other, ACS Nano. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Gynecologic Oncology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Environmental Science and Technology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Journal of the Optical Society of America. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Medical Laser Applications. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nano Letters. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nanotechnology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nature Biotechnology. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Nature Materials. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Optics Express. (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). (2011 - 2011)

     Other, Tissue Engineering. (2011 - 2011)

     Reviewer for Journal Publications, Optics Letters. (2001 - 2001)

     Editor, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2005 - 2005)

     Editor for Special Issue, Applied Optics. (2008 - 2008)

     Other, Langmuir. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Applied Optics. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2008 - 2008)

     Other, Gynecologic Oncology. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Applied Optics. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Nature Biotechnology. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, IEEE Transactins on Biomedical Engineering. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Nature Materials. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Optics Express. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Medical Laser Applications. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Journal of the Optical Society of America. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Optics Letters. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Optics Express. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Medical Laser Applications. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Journal of the Optical Society of America A. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Optics Letters. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Medical Physics. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Medical Laser Applications. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS). (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Optics Express. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Medical Physics. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Small. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor, Tissue Engineering. (2003 - 2003)

     Other, Optical Letters. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Nano Letters. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Optics Express. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Tissue Engineering. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Optics Letters. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, ACS NANO. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Tissue Engineering. (2004 - 2004)

     Other, Photochemistry and Photobiology. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Annals of Biomedical Engineering. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Annals of Surgical Oncology. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Tissue Engineering. (2005 - 2005)

     Other, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Medical Laser Applications. (2009 - 2009)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Environmental Science and Technology. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Nanomedicine. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Nanotechnology. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor for Special Issue, Applied Optics. (2009 - 2009)

     Editor for Special Issue, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Journal of the American Chemical Society. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Journal of Biomedical Optics. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Medical Physics. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Nano Letters. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Physical Review Letters. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Journal of the Optical Society of America. (2009 - 2009)

     Other, Biomedical Microdevices. (2009 - 2009)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Dizem Arifler, Ph.D. Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin. (2002) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Alexander Lin, PhD Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Noninvasive Precancer Detection. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Chris Loo, PhD Molecular Imaging of Cancer Using Immunotargeted Nanoshells. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Min Ho Lee, PhD Nanoshell Contrast Agents for Optical Coherence Tomography. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Vinit Murphy, PhD Hollow Microcapsules for Drug Delivery. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jeffrey Chen, PhD Optical Spectroscopy for Breast Cancer Detection. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Kun Fu, PhD Automated Goniometer for Polarized Cellular Light Scattering Measurements. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Adrien Wang, PhD Design and Development of a Depth Selective Fiber Optic Probe for Noninvasive Precancer Detection. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Amanda Lowery, PhD Nanoshells for Targeted Photothermal Cancer Therapy. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jennifer Greeson, PhD Advanced Optical Techniques for the Study of Membrane and Cytoskeletal Structure. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Louise Organ, PhD A Characterization and Investigation of the Interactions and Mechanics of the. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sandip Agarwal, PhD Behavior of DNA Hybridization at Surfaces. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Colleen Nehl, PhD Single Particle Plasmonics. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Andre Gobin, PhD Nanoshell-Enhanced Laser Tissue Welding. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Surbi Lal, PhD Protein Conjugation to Silica-Au Nanoshells. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Matt McCurdy, PhD Quantum Cascade Laser Spectroscopy of Lung Gases. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ryan McGuire, PhD Electrophysiological Readings from Marginal Cells. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Duemani Reddy, PhD Development of a Novel Multi-Photon Microscope for Three-Dimensional Functional Recording of Fast Neuronal Activity. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Benjamin Appiah, PhD Inverse Modeling of Tissue Fluorescence. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Stephen So, PhD Ultrasensitive Spectroscopic Detection of Lung Disease. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dizem Arifler, Completed MS degree ┐ PhD expected May 2005 3D Finite Difference Time Domain Modeling of Cellular Scattering Using the PML Boundary Conditions. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Alistair Templeton, Ph.D. Construction of 3D Finite Element Vertebral Models for Strength Prediction Using 2D Radiographs. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Alistair Templeton, Ph.D. Construction of 3D Finite Element Vertebral Models for Strength Prediction Using 2D Radiographs. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Alistair Templeton, Ph.D. Construction of 3D Finite Element Vertebral Models for Strength Prediction Using 2D Radiographs. (2005) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jeffrey Chen, Ph.D. Optical Spectroscopy for Breast Cancer Detection. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Alexander Lin, Ph.D. Nanoengineered Contrast Agents for Noninvasive Precancer Detection. (2005) (Thesis Director)

     Andy Nguyen, Targeting A549 and MCF7 with Small Bivalent Molecules Coated on Bilamellar Invaginated Vesicles. (2007) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dawn Nida, Ph.D. EGFR Targeted Contrast Agents for in vivo Applications. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ryan McGuire, Ph.D. Electrophysiological Readings from Marginal Cells. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Louise Organ, Ph.D. A Characterization and Investigation of the Interactions and Mechanics of the. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jennifer Greeson, Ph.D. Advanced Optical Techniques for the Study of Membrane and Cytoskeletal Structure. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Kelly Horn, M.S. Engineering Magnetic Viral Nanoheaters. (2008) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Mohammed Rahman, PhD Low-Cost Optical Imaging Systems for Early Detection of Oral Cancer. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Timothy Muldoon, PhD High-resolution Imaging for Cancer Detection with a Fiber Bundle Microendoscope. (2009) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sterling Noelck, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Robert Langsner, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Adam Lin, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Benjamin Appiah, PhD Inverse Modeling of Tissue Fluorescence. (Thesis Director)

     Mona Sheikh, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Dzifa Duose, PhD Multiplexed and Reiterative Detection of Protein Markers in Cells using Dynamic Nucleic Acid Complexes. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ye Zhu, Masters Degree QEPAS of Condensed Media. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Servio Dominguez, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Nastassja Lewinski, PhD Biodistribution of CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dots in Aquatic Organisms. (Thesis Director)

     Ying Hu, PhD Mie and Finite-Element Simulations of the Optical and Plasmonic Properties of Micro- and Nanostructures. (Thesis Director)

     Laura Carpin, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Joseph Young , Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Chris Dempsey, Ph.D Ph.D committee member. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Liang Gao, PhD Nanoshells in vivo Imaging Using Two-photon Excitation Microscopy. (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Hershel M. Rich Invention Award, Rice University

     Collaborative Research Award , Dunn Foundation (2009)

     Rice Faculty Initiative Fund Award , Rice University (2009)

     Elected to the College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2009)

      Adolph Lomb Medal for Early Career Contributions to Optics , Optical Society of America (OSA) (2009)

     Rice University Presidential Mentoring Award, Rice University (2008)

     American Society for Photobiology New Investigator Award, American Society for Photobiology (2008)

     Charles Duncan Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Scholarship, Rice University (2008)

     Outstanding Young Alumni Award, The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering (2008)

     Era of Hope Scholar, (2007)

     US/France Nanomedicine Symposium, (2007)

     Innovative Award, (2007)

     Distinguished Faculty Associate, (2007)

     RU Initiative Faculty Fund Award, (2007)

     RU Brown Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Grant, (2007)

     Forbes Executive Women, (2007)

     Excellence in Teaching Award, (2007)

     Aspen Health Forum Fellow, (2007)

     MD Anderson Cancer Center Phrase, (2007)

     MD Anderson Cancer Center Pediatrics Grand Rounds, (2007)

     Nano Tech Seminar Series, (2007)

     Materials Research Society, (2007)

     ESI Fast Breaking Paper, (2007)

     Gordon Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology, (2006)

     Era of Hope Scholar, (2006)

     Molecular Imaging, IEEE International Biomedical Imaging Symposium: Nano to Macro, (2006)

     HHMI Med-into-Grad Translational Cancer Research Trainee (Nastassja Lewinski), (2006)

     Nanotechnology and Cancer, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, (2006)

     National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center of IR Technologies for Health and the Environment, (2006)

     New York Academy of Sciences, (2006)

     Optical Society of America Biomedical Optics Topical Meeting, (2006)

     Outstanding Nanotechnology Graduate Student, (2006)

     SPIE Graduate Scholarship in Optics (Emmanuel Chang), (2006)

     HHMI Med-into-Grad Translational Cancer Research Trainee (Lissett Bickford), (2006)

     Teaching Grant, (2006)

     National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering, (2006)

     Brown Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Grant, Brown Foundation (2005)

     Frontiers in Optics, Optical Society of America Annual Meeting (2005)

     Nanodelivery for Targeted Therapeutics and Molecular Imaging, 6th Annual Conference on Nanodelivery for Targeted Therapeutics and Molecular Imaging (2005)

     Grand Rounds, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2005)

     Nanobiotechnology, Whitaker Foundation Summit Meeting (2005)

     Nanobiotechnology, ENDO 2005, 87th Annual Meeting (2005)

     Invited Speaker, Women in Technology International, Women in Technology International (2005)

     SPIE Optics East, Infrared to Terahertz Technologies for Health and the Environment (2005)

     Best Poster/Research Award, Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery, (2005)

     ASME Bioengineering Undergraduate National Student Paper Competition Finalist, (2005)

     Biomedical Engineering Society Travel Award, (2005)

     SPIE Scholarship in Optics, (2005)

     SPIE Scholarship in Optics, (2005)

     National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, (2005)

     Keck Fellow, NIH Nanobiology Training Fellowship, NIH (2005)

     Barry Goldwater Scholar, (2005)

     Whitaker Foundation Student Abstract Competition Award, HSEMB 22nd Annual Conference, Whitaker Foundation (2005)

     Whitaker Foundation Student Abstract Competition Award, HSEMB 22nd Annual Conference, Whitaker Foundation (2005)

     Whitaker Foundation Student Abstract Competition Award, HSEMB 22nd Annual Conference, Whitaker Foundation (2005)

     Smalley/Curl Innovation Fund Award, Smalley/Curl (2005)

     Hamill Innovation Fund Award, Hamill (2005)

     Rice University Faculty Impact Award, Rice University (2005)

     National Academy of Engineering Frontiers in Engineering, National Academy of Engineering Frontiers (2005)

     AAMI Becton Dickinson Career Achievement Award, AAMI Becton Dickinson (2005)

     Coulter Foundation Early Career Translational Research Award, Coulter Foundation (2005)

     Beckman Young Investigator Award, Beckman Young (2006)

     Molecular Imaging, IEEE International Biomedical Imaging Symposium: Nano to Macro (2006)

     Optics in Cancer Research, Optical Society of America Biomedical Topical Meeting (2006)

     Whitaker Foundation Student Abstract Competition Award, HSEMB 22nd Annual Conference, Whitaker Foundation (2005)

     Nanotechnology and Cancer, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting (2006)

     Physics of Quantum Electronics, 36th Annual Colloquium (2006)

     Invited Speaker, SPIE Optics East, Bionanotechnology (2004)

     Invited Speaker, Nanotechnology in BIology, Biotechnology and Medicine (2004)

     World's Top 100 Young Innovators, MIT TR100 (2004)

     Southwest Shaker's Award, Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce (2004)

     Teaching/Mentoring Award, Rice Graduate Student (2004)

     Undergraduate Teaching Grant, Brown Foundation (2004)

     Invited Speaker, NIC Board of Scientific Advisors (2004)

     Invited Speaker, NCI Symposium on Imaging and Advanced Technologies (2004)

     Student Award: Kimberly Hsu and Nastassja Lewinski, Spring Brown Undergraduate Intern (2004)

     Student Award: Christopher Loo, NSF EAPSI Korea (2004)

     Student Award: Emmanuel Chang, Optical Society of America Travel Grant (2004)

     Student Award: Christopher Loo, Optical Society of America Travel Grant (2004)

     Student Award: Kimberly Hsu, Rice Undergraduate Scholars Program (2004)

     Student Award: Christopher Loo, NIH Biotechnology Training Fellowship (2004)

     Student Award: Jeffrey Chen, Whitaker Foundation American Society in Lasers in Medicine and Surgery Abstract Competition Travel Award (2004)

     Invited Speaker, Nanosummit 2004 (2004)

     Invited Speaker, SPIE Biophotonics West, Plasmonics in Biology and Medicine (2004)

     Student Award: Kimberlly Hsu, Beckman Scholar (2004)

     Student Award: Emmanuel Chang, Harvey Fellowship (2004)

     Student Award: Nastassja Lewinski, Rice University (2003)

     Student Award: Kimberly Hsu, Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (2003)

     Student Award: Adrien Wang, NIH (2003)

     Student Award: Kimberly Hsu, Rice University (2003)

     Student Award: Christopher Loo, Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine and Surgery (2003)

     Student Award: Nastassja Lewinski, Rice University (2003)

     2002 Invited Speaker, IEEE International Conference (2002)

     2002 Invited Speaker, NSF International Workshop on Naomaterials (2002)

     2002 Invited Speaker, Third NIH Workshop on Optical Imaging (2002)

      2002 M.D. Anderson Faculty Association Travel Award, M.D. Anderson (2002)

     2002 Invited Speaker, Food and Drug Administration (2002)

     M.D. Anderson Odyssey Fellowship, (2001-2002)

     Conference Fellowship, Engineering Foundation Advances in Optics for Biotechnology, Medicine, and Surgery , (2001)

     Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Biomedical Engineering , (1996-2001)

    Positions Held
     Abstract Review Committee, Nanotech 2014. (2014 - 2014)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education. (2005 - 2005)

     IEEE Nanotechnology Council Member, IEEE. (2006 - 2006)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). (2008 - 2008)

     Conference Co-chair, Nanotech 2009: Bionanomaterials Conference. (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA) - Biomedical Optics Technical Group. (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA) - Women in Optics Technical Group. (2010 - 2010)

     Grant Panels/Scientific Reviewer, NIH Translational Cancer Imaging Program, Ad Hoc Review (2010). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology (ASP). (2010 - 2010)

     Conference Program Committees and Conference Session Chairs, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting Program Committee. (2010 - 2010)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE). (2010 - 2010)

     Conference/Symposium Chair, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual National Meeting - Biomedical Imaging Program Co-chair. (2010 - 2010)

     Conference/Symposium Chair, Nanotech 2010, Bionanomaterials Conference Co-chair. (2010 - 2010)

     Review Panelist, Norman Hackerman Advanced Research Program Biannual External Merit Program (2010). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA) - Biomedical Optics Technical Group. (2011 - 2011)

     Program Committees/Conference Session Chairs, Optical Society of America Optics in the Life Sciences. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). (2011 - 2011)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA) - Women in Optics Technical Group. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). (2011 - 2011)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). (2011 - 2011)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). (2011 - 2011)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). (2011 - 2011)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology (ASP). (2011 - 2011)

     Member, Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS). (2011 - 2011)

     Program Committees/Conference Session Chairs, Era of Hope Breast Cancer Meeting. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE). (2011 - 2011)

     Program Committees/Conference Session Chairs, Biomedical Engineering Society Annual Meeting. (2011 - 2011)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). (2010 - 2010)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA), Women in Optics Technical Group. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology (ASP). (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA), Biomedical Optics Technical Group. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA), Women in Optics Technical Group. (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Optical Society of America (OSA), Biomedical Optics Technical Group. (2009 - 2009)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineers. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, American Society for Photobiology (ASP). (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE). (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Optical Society of America. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, Optical Society of America. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Optical Society of America. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Optical Society of America. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). (2008 - 2008)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers. (2002 - 2002)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS). (2008 - 2008)

     Reviewer (Grant Panel/Scientific Reviewer), Gulf Coast Computational Cancer Research Fund. (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). (2008 - 2008)

     Program Committee Member, European Conference on Biomedical Optics. (2009 - 2009)

     Member, International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). (2008 - 2008)

     Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE). (2009 - 2009)

     Member, Society of Women Engineers (SWE). (2008 - 2008)

     Member, American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS). (2009 - 2009)

     Biomedical Nanotechnology Program/Conference Chair , OSA BIOMED. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). (2009 - 2009)

     Program Committee, OSA Biomedical Topical Meeting. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS). (2009 - 2009)

     Session Chair, Plenary Session, OSA, Molecular Therapeutics. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). (2009 - 2009)

     Session Chair, Era of Hope, Scientist Poster Tour Leader, Nanotechnology. (2008 - 2008)

     Ad Hoc Reviewer (Grant Panel/Scientific Reviewer), National Science Foundation Biophotonics. (2009 - 2009)

     Session Chair, SPIE Photonics West, Nanomedicine . (2008 - 2008)