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Document Type

Campus Access

Degree Program

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Degree Type

Master of Science (M.S.)

Year Degree Awarded

2012

Month Degree Awarded

May

Keywords

3D fluorescence imaging, Contact imaging, lensless imaging

Abstract

Fluorescence microscopy has revolutionized medicine and biological science with its ability to study the behavior and chemical expressions of living cells. Fluorescent probes can label cell components or cells of a particular type. Clinically the impact of fluorescence imaging can be seen in the diagnosis of cancers, AIDS, and other blood related disorders.

Although fluorescence imaging devices have been established as a vital tool in medicine, the size, cost, and complexity of fluorescence microscopes limits their use to central laboratories. The work described in this thesis overcomes these limitations by developing a low cost integrated fluorescence microscope so single use fluorescence microscopy assays can be developed. These assays will enable at-home testing, diagnostics in resource limited settings, and improved emergency medicine.

First Advisor

Christopher Salthouse

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