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Anita Mahadevan-Jansen

Research Focus

Professor Mahadevan-Jansen's research focuses on the application of optical techniques for the diagnosis of pathology and neuromodulation. The primary research areas include:

  1.     Optical Diagnostics
  2.     Neurophotonics
  3.     Image-guided Surgical Techniques

 

Projects

 

Post-Doctoral Scholars

  Name Research
Giju Giju Thomas 
  • Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) for the assessment of margins in breast tumor resection
  • Near-infrared autofluorescence spectroscopy of parathyroid tissue
Rekha Rekha Gautam
  • RS-OCT detection of Choroidal Melanomas 
locke Andrea Locke
  • Raman spectroscopy for the rapid  in vivo detection of inflammation and infection in children

Graduate Students

  Name Research
Wilson Adams Wilson Adams
  • Biophysical Mechanisms of Infrared Neural Stimulation
  • Applications of Multimodal Nonlinear Optical Imaging for Biomedical Research
Jenn Jennifer Bateman  
  • Study the dynamic biochemical changes of the gravid mouse cervix to improve a model to predict preterm labor
EmmanuelM Emmanuel Mannoh  
  • Non invasive monitoring of vascular perfusion in flaps using laser speckle imaging
Laura Masson Laura Masson
  • High wavenumber Raman spectroscopy for the quantification of water in tissue
  • Raman spectroscopy to assess preterm labor risk in human patients
Graham Graham Throckmorton
  • Clinical translation of infrared neural stimulation in the peripheral nervous system 
Sean Fitzgerald

Sean Fitzgerald

  • Development of scanned oblique plane illumination ( SOPi microscope

 

Openings

Position Description

Post-Doctoral Scholar

The Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center is seeking candidates to develop new and combine current microscopies to support the discoveries Vanderbilt scientists seek to make. Looking for candidates with expertise in optical design and instrumentation and specific experience building microscopes. Click here for listing.
Post-Doctoral Scholar The Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center is seeking candidates to develop new and combine current microscopies to support the discoveries Vanderbilt scientists seek to make. Looking for candidates with expertise in software development, image processing and image analysis. Click here for listing.
 Post-Doctoral Scholar The Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center are seeking recent PhDs in the area of neurophotonics; experience in neuroscience methods and expertise in optical instrumentation. The primary objective of this project is to unravel the interplay between the neurobiological signaling, nerve conduction and the spatio-temporal thermal gradient induced by infrared neural stimulation. Click here for listing.
Graduate Student (PhD) Soft tissue sarcoma margin detection using fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy 
Graduate Student (PhD) Global Health: gastric cancer detection
Graduate Student (PhD) Modeling of infrared neural stimulation