BSL Group Publications

2018 2010


Christine Massie, Emma Knapp, Keren Chen, Andrew J. Berger, Hani A. Awad, “Improved prediction of femoral fracture toughness in mice by combining standard medical imaging with Raman spectroscopy,” J Biomech2021 Feb 12;116:110243doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2021.110243. Epub 2021 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 33485148; NIHMSID:NIHMS1666159.


Robert L. Draham, Kaitlin J. Dunn, Andrew J. Berger, “Phase-sensitive, angle-resolved light-scattering microscopy of single cells,” Opt Lett2020 Dec 15;45(24):6775-6778doi: 10.1364/OL.409345. PubMed PMID: 33325894.


Ashley E. Cannaday, Janet Sorrells, Andrew J. Berger, “Angularly resolved, finely sampled elastic scattering measurements of single cells: requirements for robust organelle size extractions,” J. Biomed. Opt. 24(8) 086502 (24 August 2019).

Keren Chen, Christine Massie, Andrew Berger, “Soft-tissue spectral subtraction improves transcutaneous Raman estimates of murine bone strength in vivo,” J Biophotonics2020 Nov;13(11):e202000256doi: 10.1002/jbio.202000256. Epub 2020 Aug 31. PubMed PMID: 32749067.


Chi Shu, Keren Chen, Maria Lynch, Jason R. Maher, Hani A. Awad, Andrew J. Berger, “Spatially offset Raman spectroscopy for in vivo bone strength prediction,” Biomedical optics express 9 (10), 4781-4791 (2018).


Guanping Feng, Marian Ochoa, Jason R. Maher, Hani A. Awad, Andrew J. Berger, “Sensitivity of spatially offset Raman spectroscopy (SORS) to subcortical bone tissue,”Journal of Biophotonics 10 (8), 990-996 (2017).


James R. Goodwin, Ashley E. Cannaday, Holly G. Palmeri, Aldo Di Costanzo, Lauren L. Emberson, Richard N. Aslin, Andrew J. Berger, “Methodology for high-yield acquisition of functional near-infrared spectroscopy data from alert, upright infants,” Neurophoton. 3(3), 031415 (2016), doi:10.1117/1.NPh.3.3.031415.

Lauren L. Emberson, Stephen L. Crosswhite, James R. Goodwin, Andrew J. Berger, Richard N. Aslin, “Isolating the effects of surface vasculature in infant neuroimaging using short distance optical channels: a combination of local and global effects,” Neurophoton. 3(3), 031406 (2016), doi:10.1117/1.NPh.3.3.031406.


Andrew J. Berger, “Interviews with Upper-Level Undergraduates about Representations of Electromagnetic Plane Waves,” PERC Proceedings 2015, pp. 63-66. [Peer-reviewed.]


James W. Goodwin, Chantel R. Gaudet, and Andrew J. Berger, “Short-channel functional near-infrared spectroscopy regressions improve when source-detector separation is reduced,” Neurophotonics 1(1), 015002 (Jul-Sep 2014).


D. W. Shipp, R. Qian, A. J. Berger, “Angular-domain scattering interferometry,” Optics Letters 38 (22), 4750-4753 (2013).

J. R. Maher, J. A. Inzana, H. A. Awad, A. J. Berger, “Overconstrained library-based fitting method reveals age- and disease-related differences in transcutaneous Raman spectra of murine bones,” J. Biomed. Opt. 18 (7), 077001 (July 01, 2013); doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.18.7.077001

E. Beier, J. Maher, T. Sheu, D. Cory-Slechta, A. Berger, M. Zuscik, and E. Puzas, “Heavy metal lead exposure, osteoporotic-like phenotype in an animal model, and depression of Wnt signaling,” Environ Health Perspect 121 (1), 2013.


Brooke D. Beier, Robert G. Quivey and Andrew J. Berger, “Raman microspectroscopy for species identification and mapping within bacterial biofilms,” AMB Express 2(35), 2012 [doi:10.1186/2191-0855-2-35].

J. A. Inzana, J. R. Maher, M. Takahata, E. M. Schwarz, A. J. Berger, and H. A. Awad, “Bone fragility beyond strength and mineral density: Raman spectroscopy predicts femoral fracture toughness in a murine model of rheumatoid arthritis,” Journal of Biomechanics, 2012.

M. Takahata, J. R. Maher, S. C. Juneja, J. Inzana, L. Xing, E. M. Schwarz, A. J. Berger, and H. A. Awad, “Mechanisms of bone fragility in a mouse model of glucocorticoid-treated rheumatoid arthritis: Implications for insufficiency fracture risk,” Arthritis & Rheumatism 64(11), pp. 3649–3659, 2012.


J. R. Maher, M. Takahata, H. A. Awad and A. J. Berger, “Raman spectroscopy detects deterioration in biomechanical properties of bone in a glucocorticoid-treated mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis“, J. Biomed. Opt. 16, 087012 (Aug 16, 2011); doi:10.1117/1.3613933

R. B. Saager, N. L. Telleri, A. J. Berger, “Two-detector Corrected Near Infrared Spectroscopy (C-NIRS) detects hemodynamic activation responses more robustly than single-detector NIRS,” NeuroImage 55(4), 1679–1685 (April 2011), doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.01.043.


B. D. Beier, R. G. Quivey, and A. J. Berger, “Identification of Different Bacterial Species in Biofilms Using Confocal Raman Microscopy,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(6), 066001 (Nov/Dec 2010).

Z. J. Smith, J. C. Wang, S. A. Quataert, and A. J. Berger, “Integrated Raman and angular scattering microscopy reveals chemical and morphological differences between activated and nonactivated CD8+ T lymphocytes,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(3), 036021, (June 2010). doi: 10.1117/1.3443794

J. R. Maher and A. J. Berger, “Determination of Ideal Offset for Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy,” Applied Spectroscopy, 64(1), 61-65 (2010).


Z. J. Smith and A. J. Berger, “Construction of an integrated Raman- and angular-scattering microscope,” Rev. Sci. Inst., 80(4), 044302 (2009).

B. D. Beier and A. J. Berger, “Method for Automated Background Subtraction from Raman Spectra Containing Known Contaminants,” The Analyst, DOI: 10.1039/b821856k (March 10, 2009). (Reproduced by permission of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC))

Z. J. Smith and A. J. Berger, “Validation of an Integrated Raman- and Angular-Scattering Microscopy system on heterogeneous bead mixtures and single human immune cells,” Applied Optics, 48(10), D109-120, 2009.


R. Saager and A. J. Berger, “Measurement of layer-like hemodynamic trends in scalp and cortex: implications for physiological baseline suppression in functional near-infrared spectroscopy,” Journal of Biomedical Optics,13(3), 034017 (May/June 2008).

Z. J. Smith and A. J. Berger, “Integrated Raman and Angular-Scattering Microscopy,” Optics Letters, 33(7), 714-716 (2008).


O. R. Sćepanović, K. L. Bechtel, A. S. Haka, W.-C. Shih, T.-W. Koo, A. J. Berger, and M. S. Feld, “Determination of uncertainty in parameters extracted from single spectroscopic measurements,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 12, 064012 (2007).

Q. Zhu, R. G. Quivey, and A. J. Berger, “Raman spectroscopic measurement of relative concentrations in mixtures of oral bacteria,” Applied Spectroscopy, 61(11), 1233-1237 (2007).

D. Qi and A. J. Berger, “Chemical concentration measurement in blood serum and urine samples using liquid-core optical fiber Raman spectroscopy,” Applied Optics, 46(10): 1726-1734 (2007).


D. Qi and A. J. Berger, “Correction method for absorption-dependent signal enhancement by a liquid core optical fiber,” Applied Optics, 45: 489-494, 2006.


R. Saager and A. J. Berger, “Direct characterization and removal of interfering absorption trends in two-layer turbid media,” Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 22(9): 1874-1882, 2005.

Z. Smith and A. J. Berger, “Surface sensitive polarized Raman spectroscopy of biological tissue,” Optics Letters, 30(11): 1363-1365, 2005.

D. Qi and A. J. Berger, “Quantitative concentration measurements of creatinine dissolved in water and urine using Raman spectroscopy and a liquid core optical fiber,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 031115, 2005.


Q. Zhu, R. G. Quivey, and A. J. Berger, “Measurement of bacterial concentration fractions in polymicrobial mixtures by Raman microspectroscopy,” Journal of Biomedical Optics, 9(6): 1182-1186, 2004.

D. Qi and A. J. Berger, “Quantitative analysis of Raman signal enhancement from aqueous samples in liquid core optical fibers,” Applied Spectroscopy 58(10): 1165-1171, 2004.


A. J. Berger and Q. Zhu, “Identification of oral bacteria by Raman microspectroscopy,” Journal of Modern Optics, 50: 2375-2380 (2003).

J. W. McMurdy III and A. J. Berger, “Raman spectroscopy-based creatinine measurement in urine samples from a multipatient population,” Applied Spectroscopy, 57 (5): 522-525, 2003.