Berezin Research Group

Optically excited states are the cornerstone of a variety of chemical, physical, and biological phenomena. The ability to investigate and control the 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 monitoring. The lab currently searches for optical signatures of biological tissue using “optical staining” approaches, synthesizes novel contrast agents, and develops imaging approaches to understand peripheral neuropathies in vivo