Susie Boydston-White

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Office: N-682

Office Hours:

Phone: +1 (212) 776-6878


Raman Spectroscopy, Optical Diagnosis, Molecular and cell biology., FTIR Microspectroscopy, Chemometric Analysis


  • B.S. University of South Florida, Tampa, Biology,1991
  • M.A. Hunter College of CUNY, Biochemistry,1996
  • Ph.D. City University of New York, Biochemistry,1999

Courses Taught

BIO 110 (General Biology)

Research and Projects


  • “Infrared and Raman Microspectroscopic Studies of Individual Human Cells”, in Vibrational Spectroscopy for Medical Diagnosis ,John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, England
  • “Vibrational Microspectroscopy of Cells and Tissues”, in Biomedical Vibrational Spectroscopy ,John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, N.J.
  • “Raman and infrared microspectral imaging of mitotic cells” ,Applied Spectroscopy
  • “Cell-cycle-dependent variations in FTIR micro-spectra of single proliferating HeLa cells: principal component and artificial neural network analysis” ,Biochimica Biophysica ACTA
  • “Microspectroscopy of Single Proliferating HeLa Cells” ,Vibrational Spectroscopy
  • “Method of Characterization of Biological Entities” G01N 15/14 (20060101); G01N 21/35 (20060101); G01N 21/31 (20060101); G01N 21/64 (20060101); G01N 033/48 ,US Patent Office
  • “Analysis of microscopic infrared spectra of individual dried and live human cells” ,Proceedings of SPIE
  • “IR Spectroscopic Imaging: From Cells to Tissue”, in Spectrochemical Analysis Using Infrared Multichannel Detectors ,Wiley-Blackwell, Sheffield, UK.
  • “A decade of vibrational micro-spectroscopy of human cells and tissue (1994-2004)” ,Analyst
  • “Infrared microspectroscopy of cells and tissue: infrared spectral maps of liver tissue” ,Proceedings of SPIE
  • “Infrared Microspectroscopy of Benign and Neoplastic Prostate: Correlation of Spectral Patterns with Histopathology” ,Proceedings of SPIE
  • “Distinction Between Normal and Neoplastic Human Cells and Tissues by Infrared Microspectroscopy”, in Spectroscopy of Biological Molecules: New Directions ,Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • “Infrared Spectroscopy of Cells and Tissues: Shining Light onto a Novel Subject” ,Applied Spectroscopy
  • “Infrared spectroscopy of human tissue. V. Infrared spectroscopic studies of myeloid leukemia (ML-1) cells at different phases of the cell cycle” ,Biospectroscopy
  • “Infrared Spectroscopic Studies of Myeloid Leukemia (ML-1) Cells at Different Phases of the Cell Cycle” ,Proceedings of SPIE
  • “Human Brain Cancer Studied by Resonance Raman Spectroscopy” ,Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • “The Prion Dilemma Confounding Science Educators” ,F1000Research
  • “Resonance Raman and Raman Spectroscopy for Breast Cancer Detection” ,Technol Cancer Res Treat
  • “The Cell-Cycle Dependence of the Spectra of Proliferating Normal and Neoplastic Single Cells Using Confocal Resonance Raman Microspectroscopy” ,Proceedings of SPIE
  • Metal Transfer and Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Retrieved Alumina-Zirconia Composite Ceramic Femoral Heads,British Editorial Society of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Zirconia Phase Transformation, Metal Transfer and Surface Roughness in Retrieved Ceramic Composite Femoral Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty,Journal of Arthroplasty
  • Resonant Raman spectra of grades of human brain glioma tumors reveal the content of tryptophan by the 1588 cm-1 mode,Proceedings of SPIE
  • Resonance Raman spectroscopy detection of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque,Proceedings of SPIE
  • Optical pathology study of human abdominal aorta tissues using confocal micro resonance Raman spectroscopy,Proceedings of SPIE
  • Vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque detection by resonance Raman spectroscopy,Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Resonance Raman of BCC and Normal Skin,Proceedings of SPIE
  • Discrimination of basal cell carcinoma from normal human skin tissues using visible resonance Raman spectroscopy,Journal of Biomedical Optics
  • Statistical analysis and machine learning algorithms for optical biopsy,Proceedings of SPIE
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy of Human Cells and Tissue: Correlation of Tissue Architectural Features and Infrared Spectral Maps,Biophysical Jorunal

Honors, Awards and Affiliations

  • Presidential Scholar

    Borough of Manhattan Community College of CUNY January 2013-present


  • Leadership Fellow

    Borough of Manhattan Community College of CUNY, June 2012 – present

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