Australian Research Council QEII Fellow
Room: 242 bld 23
Phone: +61 3 9905 5721
Fax: +61 3 9905 4597
My main research is concerned primarily with vibrational spectroscopy of tissues, cells and biomolecules. I am particularly interested in monitoring heme aggregation in single living red blood cells associated with erythrocyte disorders including malaria and sickle cell disease using resonance Raman spectroscopy (RRS).
I and several colleagues are currently developing techniques to monitor heme-drug interactions in single cells using this technique with particular emphasis on detecting drug interactions with malaria pigment (also known as hemozoin). My other areas of interest include FT-IR microspectroscopy and FT-IR imaging of cells and tissues and developing applications for cancer diagnosis, histocompatibility testing, oocyte development, stem cell research and algae research.
I also have a strong interest in applying multivariate statistics and neural network architectures to the analysis of FT-IR and Raman spectra of bio-samples and producing 4-dimesnsional infrared maps of cells and tissues.