Glenn S. Edwards
Professor of Physics
Glenn Edwards investigates biological systems using a range of experimental techniques and theoretical methods from physics. His interests include Investigations of energy transduction where laser energy transforms into vibrational energy of biological molecules which then transforms into heat and pressure pulses that selectively drive tissue-scale dynamics. This line of research has led to human surgical applications of Free-Electron Lasers and spin-off laser technology. Another interest includes investigations of how biology harnesses physical mechanisms in biomechanical processes. This line of research investigates tissue dynamics and pattern formation during early development in Drosophila embryos.
Sobol, E., et al. “Laser-induced alterations of the Infrared light absorption by biological tissues: Radiometric and spectroscopic measurements.” Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 4829 II, Dec. 2003, pp. 1030–31. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.530961. Full Text
Edwards, Glenn S., and M. Shane Hutson. “Advantage of the Mark-III FEL for biophysical research and biomedical applications.” Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, vol. 10, no. Pt 5, Sept. 2003, pp. 354–57. Epmc, doi:10.1107/s0909049503007970. Full Text
Edwards, G. S., et al. “Free-electron-laser-based biophysical and biomedical instrumentation.” Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 74, no. 7, July 2003, pp. 3207–45. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.1584078. Full Text
Sobol, Emil N., et al. “Temperature alterations of infrared light absorption by cartilage and cornea under free-electron laser radiation.” Applied Optics, vol. 42, no. 13, May 2003, pp. 2443–49. Epmc, doi:10.1364/ao.42.002443. Full Text
Hutson, M. Shane, et al. “Forces for morphogenesis investigated with laser microsurgery and quantitative modeling.” Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 300, no. 5616, Apr. 2003, pp. 145–49. Epmc, doi:10.1126/science.1079552. Full Text
Sobol, Emil, et al. “Time-resolved, light scattering measurements of cartilage and cornea denaturation due to free electron laser radiation.” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 8, no. 2, Apr. 2003, pp. 216–22. Epmc, doi:10.1117/1.1559996. Full Text
Sobol, E., et al. “Time-resolved, light scattering measurements of cartilage and cornea denaturation due to FEL radiation: effect of infrared wavelength.” Journal of Biomedical Optics, vol. 8, 2003, pp. 216–22.
Edwards, G. S., et al. “FEL-based biophysical and biomedical instrumentation.” Invited Paper, Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 74, no. 7, 2003, pp. 3207–45.
Hutson, M. Shane, et al. “Thermal diffusion and chemical kinetics in laminar biomaterial due to heating by a free-electron laser.” Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 65, no. 6 Pt 1, June 2002, p. 061906. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.65.061906. Full Text
Hutson, M. S., et al. “Commissioning of a UV/time-resolved-FTIR beamline at the Duke FEL laboratory.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 483, no. 1–2, May 2002, pp. 560–64. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0168-9002(02)00382-0. Full Text