I started my PhD studies at Lancaster University in the UK in 2008, where my research was focused on developing infrared spectroscopic techniques towards identifying gastrointestinal stem cells, monitoring biochemical changes in cell lines and identifying the premalignant grades of cervical cancer. After completing my PhD, I moved to the Bhargava lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where I was the Carle-Foundation Hospital Beckman Institute fellow and where I shifted my research focus to high-definition infrared cancer tissue imaging. In 2013, I became an Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago where I started my own research group, the Spectral Pathology Lab, which is focused on integrating novel infrared based technologies with pathology practice.
Our lab is focused on developing novel label-free methodologies towards improving disease detection and predicting disease outcome. We are focused on identifying areas where current pathology techniques are limited and aim to give additional important information tot he clinician and patient about their tissue biopsies.