Titus Progresses in MBD Research – Updated!
GSU student Jitto Titus had the privilege to attend the Advances in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2015 conference where he was able to present a poster titled “Minimally Invasive Spectroscopic Screening for Colitis”. His research in this interdisciplinary area was a collaboration between Dr. Unil Perera’s lab from the Physics Department and Dr. Didier Merlin’s lab in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences.
The research involves using “infrared spectroscopy to screen for colitis in serum which is a low-risk, minimally invasive and cost effective alternative to colonoscopies,” said Titus.
Titus was later invited by the GSU Digestive Disease Research Group (DDRG) in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences to give a talk on his MBDAF sponsored research.
In addition, the research has also now been published in the Journal of BioPhotonics. View the abstract of the paper here.
Titus says, “I am thankful for MBDAF’s sponsorship of my work and the vision of my PI, Dr. Perera.”