University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Alicia Cascella

photo Hello! My name is Alicia and I am a Master’s student in Biomedical Engineering working on research around the imaging and distribution of nanoparticles for biomedical applications. I have been trained in SEM and it’s applications, and am actively learning more about the rest of our machinery every day. Currently, I am working on both whole organ imaging of magnetic nanoparticle distribution through microtome slices and cell imaging for uptake of gold MEM nanoparticles.  Through this research I hope to learn more about SEM applications and sample preparation techniques as they relate to nonconductive biological samples.