Matthew V. Schulmerich, Department of Defense Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Bioengineering, UIUC
"I am a big believer that spectroscopy and quantitative imaging tools can play a critical role in the clinical workflow associated with all stages of pathology. By combining instrumentation developed for specific needs and focusing efforts on quantification, my research aims at aiding progress against human disease. With a background in analytical chemistry and an expertise in Raman spectroscopy, I have been involved in several projects (links are below) with this goal in mind. Raman spectroscopy is a very nice 'hammer', with almost an endless number of 'nails'. But any technique by itself will only fill-in parts of the puzzle. I am working towards developing my expertise in multi-modal approaches. I am always interested in new collaborations and expanding the methods I have been involved in developing. "