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Congratulations to all our lab members that gave presentations and posters at SciX 2016 in Minneapolis, MN from September 18-23! Claire Muro gave an invited oral presentation titled "Automatic Body Fluid Differentiation by Raman Spectroscopy and Chemometrics" as well as a poster "Identification of individual red blood cells by Raman Microspectroscopy for Forensic Purposes". She was awarded third place for student posters by a panel of judges. Kyle Doty also gave an invited oral presentation titled " A Raman 'Spectroscopic Clock' for Bloodstain Age Determination" as well as a poster titled "Human and Animal Blood Differentiation using Raman Spectroscopy and Chemometrics". Kyle's poster won one of four awards for best overall poster on Sunday. Additionally Kyle was awarded the Tomas A. Hirshfeld Scholar Award.
Dr. Lednev gave three invited talks titled, " DUV Raman Spectroscopy is a Versitile Tool for Probing Protein Aggregation", " Multivaritate Analysis of Raman Spectral Data for the Identification of Body Fluid Traces" and " Two Mechanisms of Tip Enhancement of Raman Scattering by Protein Aggregates".

Both Kyle Doty and Dr. Lednev attended the XXV International Conference on Raman Spectroscopy (ICORS 2016) in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil this summer from August 14 - 19th. Kyle gave an oral presentation titled "A Raman 'Spectroscopic Clock' for Bloodstain Age Determination: The First Week After Deposition". Professor Lednev gave an invited plenary talk titled " Raman Hyperspectroscopy for Forensic Purposes and Medical Diagnostics". Congratulations to them both!

Congratulations to Marisia Fikiet for her fellowship from the U.S. Army Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC)! Marisia's fellowship included funding for two new Raman spectrometers, including a portable hand-held instrument, which the DFSC purchased and Marisia will transfer the lab's method to. She will then travel to the DFSC in Georgia to train scientists there on the intruments. Click here for more information 

Congratulations to Kyle Doty on winning the 2016 Graduate Student Award from the new York Section of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy! Kyle is now eligible for the National Society of Applied Spectroscopy Graduate Student Award!


Mathew Boll recently presented his poster at the  7th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium of the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Chemical Society, hosted at Siena College on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 (5:30 pm - 9:00 pm)
Great Job!

Congratulations to Kyle Doty and Dr. Lednev on giving oral presentations at the annual American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference in Las Vegas NV from February 22-27 2016! Kyle gave a presentation titled "A Raman "Spectroscopic Clock" for Bloodstain Age Determination: The First Week after deposition". Dr. Lednev gave a presentation entitled "Determining Donor Gender Based on Blood Stains Using Raman Spectroscopy".  

Congratulations to Kyle Doty, Claire Muro, Justin Bueno, and Lenka Halamkova for having their review article entitled "What can Raman spectroscopy do for criminalistics?"
published in volume 47 of the Journal of Raman Spectroscopy!


Congratulations Kyle Doty and Claire Muro on receiving NIJ Graduate Research Fellowships!

 Kyle Doty and Dr. Lenka Halamkova each gave a talk, and Maruda Shanmugasundaram presented a poster, at the 7th annual Life Science Research Symposium in Albany, NY. Congratulations to Kyle and Maruda who won best overall oral presentation and poster, respectively!

Dr. Lendev and lab members Maruda Shanmugasundaram, Kyle Doty and Dr. Lenka Halamkova attended SciX in Providence RI from Septemper 27 to October 2, 2015. SciX is an annual conference hosted by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS). Maruda, Kyle and Dr. Halamkova were all invited speakers.  

Congratulations to Lenka Halamkova for her presentation at the 8th International Conference on Advanced Vibrational Spectroscopy in Vienna Austria from July 12-17 2015! Her oral presentation was entitled Raman Spectroscopy of Blood Serum for Differential Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

 Valentin Sereda's was published in the August 2015 edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society. It is titled, Structural Organization of Insulin Fibrils Based on Polarized Raman Spectroscopy: Evaluation of Existing Models.

  Dr. Igor Lednev and Dr. Earl Zimmerman had their research on a novel Alzheimer's disease diagnosing tool highlighted in the Friday August 14, 2015 issue of the Albany Times Union. The article was titled "Albany Researchs' Laser Test Holds Promise for Earlier Alzheimer's Diagnosis.".  Click here to view an online version of the article

 Valentin Sereda gave an invited talk at Pittcon 2015 March 8-12 2016 In New Orleans LA. entitled  Tip-Enhanced Raman spectroscopic Imaging of Amyloid Fibrils.

 Tatiana Quinones-Ruiz, Jeremy Manheim and Igor Lednev presented for the SUNY Research Foundation Board of Directors on February 26, 2015. Click here to view the webcast

 At the beginning of 2015 our forensic group published a critical review in Analytical Chemistry titled Vibrational Spectroscopy: Recent Developments to Revolutionize Forensic Science, and was chosen as the cover article for the issue.

Biophysical Journal article about AFM and TERS chosen to be featured on the cover of the January 2014 issue

Undergraduate lab member Jeremy Manheim gave a talk at the 2015 Eastern Analytical Symposium & Exposition in Somerset, NJ entitled Differentiation of Human, Animal, and Synthetic Hair by ATR FTIR Spectroscopy.

The Journal of Biophotonics chose a recent article about differentiating human blood to be featured on the cover of the January 2014 issue.

Congratulations to Drs. Justin Bueno, Aliaksandra Sikirzhytskaya, and Greg McLaughlin, who defended their theses in Fall 2013!

Times Union article "UAlbany Researcher on Cutting Edge"
Times Union article reports on collaboration with Albany Medical Center on Raman spectroscopic diagnostics of Alzheimer's disease
Dr. Dmitry Kurouski has received the Distinguished Dissertation award for the 2012-2013 academic year. He begins his postdoctoral work in Van Duyne laboratory at Northwestern University in May 2013. Professor Richard Van Duyne is a member of National Academy and the discoverer of Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Congratulations, Dmitry!
We are analytical chemistry research lab at the University at Albany, located in Albany, NY. We specialize in Raman spectroscopy and advanced chemometrics and use our approach to solve current problems in biochemistry, medicine, and forensics.

To learn more about our current work visit the Research Projects page. Our previously published work can be found on the Publications page.

Dr. Igor K Lednev, Professor

     Department of Chemistry
     LS 1107
     University at Albany
     1400 Washington Ave
     Albany, NY 12222
     Phone: 518-591-8863
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