Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship Program

"Dark field microscopy and image processing"

About the Project

Project Time & Type:
Fall 2016 - DURI
Research area(s):
Nanotechnology, Instrumentation
Project Description:
The purpose of the project is to develop darkfield microscopy as a tool for quantifying nanobubbles in ex vivo tissue and blood samples. Nanobubbles serve as an excellent imaging agent for darkfield microscopy due to their spectral properties. Tests will be conducted in ex vivo blood samples from canine and murine experiments to visualize and quantify nanobubbles. The undergraduate student is expected to assist graduate student in image processing of the samples.
Expected Student Contributions:
Participating in experiments, preparing samples, presentations
Related Website(s):
None
Desired Qualifications:
motivation, Knowledge in the field
Estimated Weekly Hours:
10
Department awards independent research credits for this project?
Yes, 3 credit hours

Professor in Charge

Name:
Irudayaraj, Joseph
Deptartment/College:
agricultural and biological engineering

Student Supervisor

Name:
Pushpak Bhandari
Title:
Graduate Research Assistant

Cooperating Faculty

Name:
Craig Goergen
Deptartment/College:
BME