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Rekha Gautam

Senior Researcher

Rekha Gautam is a senior scientist in the Biophotonics group at IPIC. She received her M.Sc. in Chemistry from University of Delhi and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Indian Institute of Science in 2014. In 2015 she moved to USA to pursue her postdoctoral research in Biophotonics. During her postdoc at San Francisco State University, University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Vanderbilt University she focused on the development of optical tools for various clinical applications. Especially her work on Diffuse Resonance Raman Spectroscopy for in situ blood quality assessment in blood bags, self-trapping of light in biological suspensions, and understanding progression of preterm labor is widely recognized. She has extensive experience in raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, multidimensional data processing, nanotechnology, optical coherence elastography, optical trapping and waveguides.
Her current research at IPIC focuses on the development of Raman and time-domain diffuse optical spectroscopy-based tools for clinical applications. Her key interest is in developing innovative optical devices to overcome the challenges of deep tissue spectroscopy and in vivo imaging.