Faculty

Rohith Reddy
Dr. Rohith Reddy
Assistant Professor

Education: 

Ph.D. in Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Bachelor’s (B.Tech.) in Electrical Engineering and Master’s (M.Tech.) in Communication and Signal Processing (Dual Degree), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, India

Awards & Honors: 

Innovation award given by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), 2016
An award from Massachusetts General Hospital given to two post-docs each year to present their research at a conference, 2015
William F. Meggers award, the Society of Applied Spectroscopy (SAS), 2014
Tomas Hirschfeld Award, 2012
Innovation award given by the Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), 2012

Selected Publications: 

X. Llora, R. Reddy, B. Matesic, R. Bhargava, “Towards Better than Human Capability in Diagnosing Prostate
Cancer Using Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging”, Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO ‘07),
London UK, 2007 (An ACM conference).

R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “Accurate histopathology from low signal-to-noise ratio spectroscopic imaging data”,
Analyst, 135, 2818-2825, 2010.

M.V. Schulmerich, R.K. Reddy, A.K. Kodali, L.J. Elgass, K. Tangella and R. Bhargava, “Dark Field Raman
Microscopy”, Anal. Chem., 82(14), 6273-6280, 2010.

R. Kong, R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava “Characterization of Tumor Progression in Engineered Tissue using Infrared
Spectroscopic Imaging” Analyst, 135(7), 1569-1578, 2010.

R.K. Reddy, B. Davis, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “Modeling Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging of
Prostate and Breast Cancer Tissue Specimens”, International Symposium of Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Chicago
IL, 2011 (An IEEE conference).

M.J. Walsh, R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “Label-free Biomedical Imaging with Mid- Infrared Spectroscopy”, IEEE
Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics focusing on Biophotonics 2, 18(4), 1502-1513, 2012.

J.T. Kwak, R.K. Reddy, S. Sinha, R. Bhargava, “Analysis of Variance components in Spectroscopic Imaging data
of Tissue Microarray”, Anal. Chem., 84(12), 1063-1069, 2012.

M.R. Kole, R.K. Reddy, M.V. Schulmerich, M.K. Gelber, R. Bhargava, “Discrete frequency infrared
microspectroscopy and imaging with a tunable quantum cascade laser”, Anal. Chem., 84(23), 10366-10372, 2012.

R. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M. Walsh, M. Schulmerich, P. S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “Optimizing the Design of FT-IR
Spectroscopic Imaging Instruments to Obtain Increased Spatial Resolution of Chemical Species”, International
Symposium of Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Barcelona, Spain, 2012 (An IEEE conference).

R. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M. Walsh, P. S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “Rigorous Electromagnetic Model of Fourier
Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging Applied to Automated Histology of Prostate Tissue
Specimens”, International Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ICOLS), Madrid, Spain, 2012.

F.N. Pounder, R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “Chemical Imaging for Human-Competitive Histologic Recognition
Following Breast Cancer Screening”, Cancer Research, (Submitted).

R.K. Reddy, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, P. S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “High-definition Infrared Spectroscopic
Imaging”, Appl. Spectrosc., 67(1), 93-105, 2013.

B.Deutsch, R.K. Reddy, D.Mayerich, R. Bhargava, P. S. Carney, “Compositional prior information in computed
infrared spectroscopic imaging”, Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 32(6) 1126-1131, 2015.

B. Yin, K.K. Chu, C. Liang, K. Singh, R. Reddy, Guillermo J. Tearney, "μOCT imaging using depth of focus
extension by self-imaging wavefront division in a common-path fiber optic probe," Opt. Express 24, 5555-5564,
2016.

Articles/Book Chapters: 

R.K. Reddy and R. Bhargava, “Chemometric methods for biomedical Raman spectroscopy and imaging”
Book Ref: M.D. Morris, P.Matousek, “Emerging Raman Applications and Techniques in Biomedical and
Pharmaceutical Fields”, Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.

K. Yeh, R.K. Reddy and R. Bhargava, “Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging: An emerging label-free
approach for molecular imaging” Book Ref: M. Anastasio, P.J. La Riviere, “Emerging Imaging Technologies in
Medicine”, Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, USA, 2012.

Patent/Patent Applications: 

R. Bhargava, F.N. Pounder, R.K. Reddy, “Automated Detection of Breast Cancer Lesions in Tissue”, U.S. Patent Application No. 13/222,623, filed on August 31, 2011.
G.J. Tearney, R.K. Reddy, “Apparatus for controlling the propagation and transmission of light in flexible waveguides”, filed April 2014.
G.J. Tearney, R.K. Reddy, “Optical imaging device powered by light”, filed April 2015.
G.J. Ughi, K.Singh, A.M. Fard, R.K. Reddy, G.J. Tearney, Anatomically correct 3D reconstruction of luminal objects, filed July 2015.
G.J. Tearney, R.K. Reddy, M.J. Gora, K.K. Chu, M. Beatty, “Actively controlled optical imaging device”, filed September 2015.

Invited Talks: 

R.K. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M.J. Walsh, P.S.Carney, R. Bhargava, “Design of high resolution FT-IR spectroscopic imaging instruments for improved breast cancer detection”, SPIE Photonics West, San Francisco, CA, Feb. 10th, 2015.
R.K. Reddy, “Building mid-infrared spectroscopic imaging instruments for improved breast cancer detection”, Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Feb. 3rd, 2015.
R.K. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M.J. Walsh, P.S.Carney, R.Bhargava, “High Resolution FT-IR Imaging for Improved Breast Cancer Detection”, Science Exchange (SciX) conference organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Oct. 1st, 2014.
R.K. Reddy, K.K. Chu, T.N.Ford, K. Singh, R.W. Carruth, D. Hyun, H. Ma, D. Mojahed, C. Unglert, G.J. Tearney, “Seeing the unseen in human tissue”, Science Exchange (SciX) conference organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Oct. 1st, 2014.
R.K. Reddy, P.S.Carney, R.Bhargava, “Mid-infrared Spectroscopic Imaging and Tomography”, Massachusetts General Hospital, July 9th, 2013.
R.K. Reddy, R.Bhargava, “Instrumentation for Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging”, Lam Research, Fremont, California, October 23rd, 2012.
R.K. Reddy, Thomas van Dijk, R.Bhargava, “Vibrational Spectroscopy”, Roger Adams Laboratory, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Jan 31st, 2012.
R.K. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, P.S.Carney, R.Bhargava, “Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging of Human Tissue Specimens”, Beckman Graduate Seminar, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Urbana IL, Nov 2nd, 2010.

Presentations: 

R.K. Reddy, M.J. Gora, R. Carruth, T.N. Ford, J. Dong, G.J. Tearney, “Tethered Capsule Endomicroscopy for Barrett’s Esophagus Screening”, Science Exchange (SciX) conference organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Providence, RI, Oct. 1st, 2015.
R.K. Reddy, K.K. Chu, T.N.Ford, K. Singh, R.W. Carruth, D. Hyun, H. Ma, D. Mojahed, C. Unglert, G.J. Tearney, “Functional micron-resolution imaging with micro-optical coherence tomography”, Science Exchange (SciX) conference organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Oct. 2nd, 2014.
R.K. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, “Improved Breast Cancer Detection from High-Resolution Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopic Imaging”, Science Exchange (SciX) conference organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Milwaukee, WI, Oct. 3rd, 2013.
R.K. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M.J. Walsh, M.V. Schulmerich, R. Bhargava, “Classification of Prostate and Breast Tissue Data from High-Resolution Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopic Imaging”, Science Exchange (SciX) conference organized by Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Kansas City, MO, Oct. 1st, 2012.
R.K. Reddy, M.J. Walsh, M. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava "High resolution FT-IR spectroscopic imaging instruments for cancer detection", (Poster) Univ. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign Community at Illinois Symposium, Chicago, April 5th, 2012.
R.K. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M. Walsh, P. S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “Rigorous Electromagnetic Model of Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging Applied to Automated Histology of Prostate Tissue Specimens”, International Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy (ICOLS), Madrid, Spain, March 28th, 2012.
R.K. Reddy, M.J. Walsh, M. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava "Design of high resolution FT-IR spectroscopic imaging instruments for cancer detection", (Poster) Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Cancer Center Research Forum, Chicago, March 6th, 2012.
R. Reddy, D. Mayerich, M. Walsh, M. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “High Definition Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging” Midwest ACS meeting, Oct. 19th, 2011.
R.K. Reddy, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “Overcoming Spectral Distortions in Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging”, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Oct. 2nd, 2011.
R. Bhargava, T. van Dijk, R.K. Reddy, P.S. Carney “Theory of resolution and image quality in mid-IR imaging”, FACSS ’11, Reno, October 3rd, 2011.
R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “High-Definition FT-IR Spectroscopic Imaging”, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Oct. 4th, 2011.
R.K. Reddy, M.J. Walsh, M. Schulmerich, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “High Definition Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging”, (Poster) FACSS ‘011, Reno, NV, Oct. 4th, 2011.
R.K. Reddy, R.Bhargava, “Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging for Histopathology”, (Poster) BioSensing and BioActuation Summer Institute 2011, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, July 22nd, 2011.
R.K. Reddy, B.J. Davis, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava “Modeling Fourier transform infrared spectroscopic imaging of Prostate and breast cancer tissue specimens” IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Chicago, March 30th, 2011.
R.K. Reddy, B.J. Davis, P.S. Carney, R. Bhargava, “Enhanced Models for Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging of Human Tissue Specimens”, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Rayleigh, NC, Oct. 4th, 2010.
R.K. Reddy, F.N. Pounder, R. Bhargava, “Modeling, Data Visualization and Histopathology using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging of Human Tissue Specimens” (Poster), Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Louisville, KY, Oct. 19th, 2009.
R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “Modeling, Data Visualization and Histopathology using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging of Human Tissue Specimens”, Biomedical Engineering Society Conference (BMES), Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 8th, 2009.
R.K. Reddy, R.Bhargava, “Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging”, (Poster) NanoBiophotonics Summer School 2009, Urbana IL, June 4th, 2009.
R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “Advances in Automated Histopathology using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging” (Poster) Univ. of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Midwestern Biomedical Engineering Conference, April 3rd, 2009.
R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava, “Robustness of Tissue Classification using FT-IR Imaging”, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Sept. 30th, 2008.
R. Bhargava, F.N. Pounder, R.K. Reddy, X. Llora, “Enhancing the tissue segmentation capability of fast infrared spectroscopic imaging via chemometric methods,” Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Reno, NV, Sept. 30th, 2008.
R.K. Reddy, R. Bhargava ,“Advances in Automated Histopathology using Fourier Transform Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopic Imaging”, (Poster) Biomedical Engineering Society Conference (BMES), St.Louis, MO, Oct 3rd, 2008.
R. Reddy, R.Bhargava, “Computational Methods for Enhancing Infrared Spectroscopic Imaging”, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Memphis TN, Oct 14th, 2007.