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Development and Evaluation of Approaches for Quantitative Optical Molecular Imaging of Neoplasia
This thesis develops and evaluates three approaches for quantitative molecularly-targeted optical imaging of neoplasia. The first approach focuses on widefield imaging of biomarkers near the tissue surface for early detection ...
Mie and Finite-Element Simulations of the Optical and Plasmonic Properties of Micro- and Nanostructures
A Mie-based code is developed for multilayer concentric spheres. The code is used in conjunction with a finite-element package to investigate the plasmonic and optical properties of micro- and nanostructures. For plasmonic ...
Development of injec table nanocomposite scaffolds of single -walled carbon nanotubes and biodegradable polymers for bone tissue engineering
Nanocomposites based on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) were developed and characterized as injectable scaffold materials for bone tissue engineering. Similar to other synthetic ...
Orthogonal approaches for studying glycosaminoglycan biopolymer
The evolution of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) in eukaryotic species has been one of great biological mysteries. This thesis investigates the composition, rate of degradation and solution characteristics of aggrecan proteoglycan ...