Selected Publications

QPI-SLIM: principles

Z. Wang, L. J. Millet, M. Mir, H. Ding, S. Unarunotai, J. A. Rogers, M. U. Gillette and G. Popescu, Spatial light interference microscopy (SLIM), Opt. Exp., 19, 1016 (2011).

Z. Wang, D. L. Marks, P. S. Carney, L. J. Millet, M. U. Gillett, A. Mihi, P. V. Braun, Z. Shen, S. G. Prasanth and G. Popescu, Spatial Light Interference Tomography (SLIT), Opt. Exp., 19(21), 19907 (2011).

H. Pham, H. Ding, N. Sobh, M. Do, S. Patel and G.Popescu , Off-axis quantitative phase imaging processing using CUDA: toward real-time applications , Biomed. Opt. Exp., 2 (7), (2011)

T. Kim, R. Zhou, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, Quantitative phase imaging (QPI): Metrology meets biology, Photonics Journal, IEEE, 6 (2), 1, 2014

Popescu G. (2011) Quantitative phase imaging of cells and tissues (McGraw-Hill, New York)


Cell Growth and Proliferation

M. Mir, Z. Wang, Z. Shen, M. Bednarz, R. Bashir, I. Golding, S. Prasanth and G.Popescu, Optical Measurement of cycle-dependent growth , Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108 (32), 13124 (2011)

M. Mir, A. Bergamaschi, B. S. Katzenellenbogen, and G. Popescu, Highly sensitive quantitative imaging for monitoring single cancer cell growth kinetics and drug response, PLoS ONE, 9 (2), e89000 (2014)

B. Bhaduri, D. Wickland, R. Wang, V. Chan, R. Bashir and G. Popescu, Cardiomyocyte Imaging Using Real-Time Spatial Light Interference Microscopy (SLIM), PLoS ONE 8(2): e56930 (2013)

S. Sridharan, M. Mir and G. Popescu, Simultaneous optical measurements of cell motility and growth, Biomed. Opt. Exp., 2 (10), 2011

G. Popescu, K. Park, M. Mir and R. Bashir, New Technologies for Measuring Single Cell Mass, Lab. Chip, 14, 646-652 (2014)


Cell Dynamics

R. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Millet, M. U. Gillette, A.J. Levine, and G.Popescu, Dispersion-relation phase spectroscopy of intracellular transport, Opt. Exp. 19(21), 20571 (2011).

Z. Wang, L. Millet, V. Chan, H. Ding, M. U. Gillette, R. Bashir and G. Popescu, “Label-free intracellular transport measured by spatial light interference microscopy”, J. Biomed. Opt. 16, 026019 (2011)


3D Tomography

T. Kim, R. Zhou, M. Mir, S. D. Babacan, P. S. Carney, L. L. Goddard and G. Popescu, White-light diffraction tomography of unlabelled live cells, Nature Photonics (2014)

M. Mir,  S. D. Babacan, M. Bednarz, M. N. Do, I. Golding, and G. Popescu, Visualizing Escherichia coli Sub-Cellular Structure Using Sparse Deconvolution Spatial Light Interference Tomography, PLoS ONE, 7 (6), e38916 (2012).



M. Mir, T. Kim, A. Majumder, M. Xiang, R. Wang, S. C. Liu, M. U. Gillette, S. Stice and G. Popescu, Label-free characterization of emerging human neuronal networks, Scientific Reports, 4, 4434 (2014)

R. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Leigh, N. Sobh, L. Millet, M. Gillette, A. Levine and G. Popescu, One dimensional deterministic transport in neurons measured by dispersion-relation phase spectroscopy, J. Phys. Cond. Matt.,  23, 374107 (2011).


Blood Testing

H. Pham, B. Bhaduri, K. Tangella, C. Best-Popescu and G. Popescu, Real time blood testing using quantitative phase imaging, PLoS ONE 8(2): e55676 (2013).

B. Bhaduri, M. Kandel, C. Brugnara, K. Tangella and G. Popescu, Optical Assay of Erythrocyte Function in Banked Blood, Scientific Reports, 4, 6211 (2014)

M. Mir, K. Tangella and G.Popescu, Blood testing at the single cell level using quantitative phase and amplitude microscopy, Biomed. Opt. Exp., 2 (12), 3259 (2011).


Tissue Imaging

S. Sridharan, V. Macias, K. Tangella, A. Kajdacsy-Balla and G. Popescu, Prediction of Prostate Cancer Recurrence Using Quantitative Phase Imaging, Scientific Reports, 5, 9976 (2015)

Z. Wang, A. Balla, K. Tangella and G. Popescu, Tissue refractive index as marker of disease, J. Biomed. Opt. 16(11), 2011

R. Zhu, S. Sridharan, K. Tangella, A. Balla, and G. Popescu, Correlation-induced spectral changes in tissues, Opt. Lett., 36 (21), 2011

H. Ding, X. Liang, Z. Wang, S.A. Boppart, K. Tangella and G. Popescu, Measuring the scattering parameters of tissues from quantitative phase imaging of thin slices, Opt. Lett., 36, (2011).


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