Optical Spectroscopy
Optical Spectroscopy
Optical Imaging
Optical Imaging
Nerve imaging
Nerve imaging
Leaves from a rose in SWIR
Leaves from a rose in SWIR
Hyperspectral  Imaging
Hyperspectral Imaging
Our Team

Our team includes chemists, biologists, and engineers. collaborators from Washington University labs, other universities, industry, and national labs 

Our Expertise
Overall theme

Excited states are the cornerstone of a variety of chemical, physical, and biological phenomena. The ability to investigate and control excited states is one of the largest achievements of modern science and is the foundation of optical imaging. Our research interest lies in the investigation and application of molecular excited states for medical imaging, and environmental monito-ring. The lab currently searches for optical signatures of biological tissue using hyperspectral imaging from ultraviolet (UV) to shortwave infrared (SWIR), designs optically active probes to understand chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in vivo, and develops novel optical instrumen-tation for spectroscopy and imaging

Contact Info:

PI: Mikhail Berezin, PhD






Washington University School of Medicine

Department of Radiology

4515 McKinley Ave

St. Louis, MO 63110




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News & Publications

Newly accepted papers from our lab in 2020: 

1.      Binkley M, Cui M, Berezin MY, Meacham JM*, Antibody conjugate assembly on ultrasound-confined microcarrier particles, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, (accepted Sep 22, 2020)

2.      Du T, Mishra DK, Shmuylovich L, Yu A, Hurbon H, Wang ST, Berezin MY*, Hyperspectral imaging and characterization of allergic contact dermatitis in the short-wave infrared, Journal of Biophotonics (accepted May 13, 2020)

3.       Dannen SD, Cornelison L, Durham P, Morley JE, Shahverdi K, Du J, Zhou H, Sudlow LC, Hunter D, Wood MD, Berezin MY*, Gerasimchuk NN*, New in vitro highly cytotoxic platinum and palladium cyanoximates with minimal side effects in vivo, Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, 2020, 208, 111082

4.        Lin LY, Kavadiya S, He X, Wang WN, Karakocak BB, Lin YC, Berezin MY, Biswas P, Engineering stable Pt nanoparticles and oxygen vacancies on defective TiO2 via introducing strong electronic metal-support interaction for efficient CO2 photoreduction, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2020, 389, 123450

5.       Peng O, Akers W and Berezin MY*, Detection of Cold Stress in Plants using Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging (FLIM), Current Analytical Chemistry 2020 16: 1. https://doi.org/10.2174/1573411016666191230145030

We welcome new lab members:

Junwei Du and Igor Luzhansky, IMSE PhD Students

© 2016 by Mikhail Berezin