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Education/Academic qualification

Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, PhD, Harvard University

… → 2001

Physics, MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

… → 1998

Physics, MS, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute

… → 1996

Physics (Hons), BS, St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute

… → 1994

Research interests

  • Biophotonic
  • Biophysics of cellular nanostructure
  • Cancer biomarkers
  • Cancer diagnosis
  • Cancer research
  • Nanoenvironment
  • Nanoscale imaging
  • Optical and molecular technologies
  • Optical imaging
  • minimally invasive optical diagnosis and imaging

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Grants 2002 2023

Eukaryotic Cells
Biomedical Engineering
Anethum graveolens

Research Output 1996 2019

Editorial introduction to the JSTQE issue on biophotonics

Ilev, I. K., Backman, V., Georgakoudi, I., Matsuura, Y., Calhoun, W. R. & Huser, T., Jan 1 2019, In : IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 25, 1, 8631060.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Influence of nuclear morphology on differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells

Wang, X., Agrawal, V., Duan, C., Jiang, B., Backman, V. & Ameer, G. A., Jan 1 2019, Society for Biomaterials Annual Meeting and Exposition 2019: The Pinnacle of Biomaterials Innovation and Excellence - Transactions of the 42nd Annual Meeting. Society for Biomaterials, 1 p. (Transactions of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Biomaterials and the Annual International Biomaterials Symposium; vol. 40).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Stem cells
Mesenchymal Stromal Cells
Histone Code
Eukaryotic Cells

Measuring light scattering and absorption in corals with Inverse Spectroscopic Optical Coherence Tomography (ISOCT): a new tool for non-invasive monitoring

Spicer, G. L. C., Eid, A., Wangpraseurt, D., Swain, T. D., Winkelmann, J. A., Yi, J., Kühl, M., Marcelino, L. A. & Backman, V., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 14148.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optical Coherence Tomography
Coral Reefs

Multimodal interference-based imaging of nanoscale structure and macromolecular motion uncovers UV induced cellular paroxysm

Gladstein, S., Almassalha, L. M., Cherkezyan, L., Chandler, J. E., Eshein, A., Eid, A., Zhang, D., Wu, W., Bauer, G. M., Stephens, A. D., Morochnik, S., Subramanian, H., Marko, J. F., Ameer, G. A., Szleifer, I. G. & Backman, V., Dec 1 2019, In : Nature communications. 10, 1, 1652.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Imaging techniques
Light interference
Cell death

Physicochemical mechanotransduction alters nuclear shape and mechanics via heterochromatin formation

Stephens, A. D., Liu, P. Z., Kandula, V., Chen, H., Almassalha, L. M., Herman, C., Backman, V., O'Halloran, T. V., Adam, S. A., Goldman, R., Banigan, E. J. & Marko, J. F., Aug 1 2019, In : Molecular biology of the cell. 30, 17, p. 2320-2330 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Ion Channels