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Bhavya Sharma

Bhavya Sharma

Assistant Professor


The interdisciplinary research in the Sharma research group focuses on probing and characterizing the underlying chemistry and physics of biological processes. The long range research goal of the group is the use of innovative Raman spectroscopic methods to create new approaches for early detection of disease (both in vitro and in vivo detection), as well as methods for chemical and biological sensing.


Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern University
Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh


1. A.S. Moody, P.C. Baghernejad, K. Webb, and B. Sharma, Surface Enhanced Spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy Detection of Neurochemicals Through the Skull, Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00985.

2. B. Sharma, M. F. Cardinal, M. B. Ross, A. Zrimsek, S. V. Bykov, D. Punihaole, S. A. Asher, G. C. Schatz, and R. P. Van Duyne, Aluminum Film-Over-Nanosphere Substrates for Deep-UV Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Spectroscopy, Nano Letters, 2016, 16, 7968–7973.

3. B. Sharma, L. R. Madison, P. Bugga, A.-I. Henry, M. G. Blaber, N. G. Greeneltch, N. Chiang, M. Mrksich, G. C. Schatz, R. P. Van Duyne, Bisboronic Acids for Selective, Physiologically Relevant Direct Glucose Sensing with Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy,  J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2016, 38, 13952-13959.

4. A.-I. Henry, B. Sharma, M. F. Cardinal, D. Kurouski, and R. P. Van Duyne, SERS Biosensing: in vivo Diagnostics and Multimodal Imaging, Anal. Chem., 2016, 88, 6638–6647.

5. B. Sharma, K. Ma, and R. P. Van Duyne, Seeing through bone: A new window on Raman spectroscopy of the brain, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 17290–17293 [Highlighted in C & E News Online, by Sarah Webb, November 20, 2013].

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