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Optical Methods for Studying Cell Mechanics

Abstract Mechanical properties of cells are important in maintaining physiological functions of biological systems. Quantitative measurement and analysis of mechanical properties can help understand cellular mechanics and its functional relevance and discover physical biomarkers for diseases monitoring and therapeutics.

This dissertation presents a work to develop optical methods for studying cell mechanics which encompasses four applications. Surface plasmon resonance microscopy based optical method has been applied to image intracellular motions and cell mechanical motion. This label-free technique enables ultrafast imaging with extremely high sensitivity in detecting cell deformation. The technique was first applied to study intracellular transp... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Yang, Yunze (Author) / Tao, Nongjian (Advisor) / Wang, Shaopeng (Committee member) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Si, Jennie (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Biomedical engineering / Biophysics / action potential / cell mechanics / mechanical waves / organelle tracking / patch clamp / plasmonic imaging
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 138 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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