Group Members


Dr. Raoul Kopelman

Principle Investigator

Professor Kopelman is the author of over 600 scientific papers, patents and books. In his career he has moved across several fields, from solid state physics to biomedical engineering. He pioneered research in nanophotonics, nanochemistry and nanobiotechnology. His present research is geared towards nanomedicine, covering novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for cancer and heart disease.

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Office: 4744 Chemistry

Richard Smalley Distinguished University Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Applied Physics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Biology

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Dr. Panos Argyrakis

University of Thessaloniki

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Dr. Wei Qian

IMRA Corporation

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Dr. Aniruddha Ray

University of Toledo

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Postdoctoral Researchers


Dr. Jeff Folz

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Jeff is primarily working on two projects. The first involves developing nanosensors for improved diagnostics. His second project combines cellular histology and machine learning algorithms to identify cancer stem cells.

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Undergraduate Students


Isabelle Fisher

Major: Biochemistry, Gender and Health

Expected Graduation: 2022

Isabelle is working on taking data from magnetorotated cell images to categorize cancer cells with machine learning.

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Jacalyn Wasserman

Major: Biophysics

Expected Graduation: 2023

Jacalyn is working on synthesizing a non-toxic aggregation-based nanosensor capable of detecting potassium concentration for applications in cancer imaging.

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Natalie Potter

Research Associate

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Natalie is working on synthesizing new targeting moieties for applications in photodynamic therapy.

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