Berezin Lab

The Berezin Lab 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 instrumentation for spectroscopy and imaging. Our research interest lies in the investigation and application of molecular excited states — the cornerstone of a variety of chemical, physical and biological phenomena.

Our People

The multidisciplinary lab, led by Mikhail Berezin, PhD, focuses on the study and application of optical mechanisms to life science.


The ability to probe, investigate and control excited states is the foundation of optical imaging and one of the largest achievements of modern science. Our projects involve chemistry, biology, engineering and programming.

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