S.B. Chemical-Biological Engineering and S.B. Biology, MIT
I am interested in developing optical tools for the diagnosis and monitoring of bacterial pathogens. The goal of my current project is to use surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) to monitor bacteria in wastewater, which can provide a snapshot of the infections present in a community. To achieve this goal, I am developing chemistries to selectively enhance bacterial Raman signal over Raman signal from other organics in wastewater.
Jitender Mehla, Giuliano Malloci, Rachael Mansbach, Cesar A. López, Ruslan Tsivkovski, Keith Haynes, Inga V. Leus, Sally B. Grindstaff, Robert H. Cascella, Napoleon D’Cunha, Liam Herndon, Nicolas W. Hengartner, Enrico Margiotta, Alessio Atzori, Attilio V. Vargiu, Pedro D. Manrique, John K. Walker, Olga Lomovskaya, Paolo Ruggerone, S. Gnanakaran, Valentin V. Rybenkov & Helen I. Zgurskaya “Predictive Rules of Efflux Inhibition and Avoidance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa,” mBio volume 12, Article number: :e02785-2 (2021)