Olena Y Palyvoda
Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems
Wayne State University, USA
Dr. Olena Palyvoda has been an Assistant Professor with the Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) group in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Wayne State University. Her areas cover a wide range of fields including: cell imaging, cell-surface biochemistry, surface science, self-assembly, micro- and nanotechnology and development of biomedical microsystems and BioMEMS systems. She also has expertise in molecular biology especially in the mechanisms of the assembly of signaling molecules into complex signalling networks and radiobiology with the identification of radiosensitivity-associated markers that could predict human normal tissue and tumor radioresponse. She is author or co-author of more than 60 published papers and 20 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
My principle focus during the last years has been on the application of Raman spectroscopy (RS) in the imaging and investigation of in vitro and in vivo biological material. This has included characterization of cell-surface biochemistry, identification of disease biomarkers through nano-based smart sensors development, and development of implantable microelectronic devices for neuronal lesion ablation. In addition to the RS-based research I have experience in the areas of cancer cell biology, sensor development for early warning detection of genotoxicity and radiation exposure.