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Bhavya Sharma

Bhavya Sharma

Associate 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

Awards and Recognitions

2021 Emerging Leader in Molecular Spectroscopy Award (Spectroscopy Magazine)

2021 Nominated for Analyst Emerging Leading Lectureship


M. Sarabia and B. Sharma, Non-destructive Raman Spectroscopic Determination of Freshwater Mollusk Composition, Growth, and Damage Repair, Analyst, 2021, DOI: 10.1039/D1AN01088C

D. Payne, A. S. Moody, A. L. Wood, P. A. Pimiento, J. C. Elliott, and B. Sharma, Raman Spectroscopy and Neuroscience: From Fundamental Understanding to Disease Diagnostics and Imaging, Analyst, 2020,145, 3461-3480. DOI: 10.1039/D0AN00083C

A.S. Moody, T.D. Payne, B.A. Barth, and B. Sharma. In Vivo Detection of Neurochemicals in a Mouse Brain Through the Skull With Surface-Enhanced Spatially-Offset Raman Spectroscopy. Analyst, 2020,145, 1885-1893. DOI: 10.1039/C9AN01708A.

J. Moore and B. Sharma, Direct Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopic Detection of Cortisol at Physiological Concentrations, Analytical Chemistry, 2020, 92, 2052-2057. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.9b04532.

J. Moore, A. S. Moody, T. D. Payne, G. M. Sarabia, A. R. Daniel, and B. Sharma, In vitro and in vivo SERS Biosensing For Disease Diagnosis, Biosensors20188(2), 46/1-25; DOI: 10.3390/bios8020046.

A.S. Moody and B. Sharma, Multi-metal, Multi-wavelength Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Detection of Neurotransmitters, ACS Chemical Neuroscience, 2018, 9 (6), pp 1380–1387. DOI: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00020

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, 2017, 89, 5688-92. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b00985

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