(4/15/) Dr. Melissa Lucero

Dr. Melissa Lucero

University of Illinois Urbana
Champaign Beckman Institute

Friday, April 15, 2022 
12:00 Noon – WebEx
Host: Dr. Marcin Ptaszek

“Rational design of photoacoustic imaging tools for in vivo applications”


Photoacoustic imaging is an emerging technology that has greatly expanded the molecular imaging field. Photoacoustic imaging has provided enhanced spatial resolution by using safe, non-ionizing light which can be used in a wide range of biomedical applications. Importantly, the combination of activity-based sensing and photoacoustic imaging has allowed for the development of probes that can be used to detect reactive species and metal ions such as nitric oxide, glutathione, and copper in live animal models.