Dr. Sergei Vinogradov received PhD in chemistry from the Moscow State University (Russia). After postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania and a brief period as a visiting researcher at the University of Lund (Sweden) he obtained a faculty position at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is currently a professor.
Dr. Vinogradov's interests encompass chemistry of porphyrins and other pyrrolic dyes, multichromophoric systems, optical spectroscopy and imaging. In the past the main focus of the lab has been optical imaging of oxygen, including chemistry of imaging probes, phosphorescence lifetime imaging instrumentation, imaging algorithms and a variety of biological applications of phosphorescence. In addition, the laboratory currently pursues interests in optical energy upconversion and magnetic field effects on luminescence in view of their applications in imaging.
Dr. Vinogradov collaborates broadly with laboratories across the world whose interests include basic studies of cellular oxygen metabolism and applications in neuroscience, stem cell biology, cancer therapy, tissue engineering and ophthalmology.
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