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.
Keay, B., et al. “Time-resolved infrared transmittance and reflectance of a propagating melt in gaas.” Physical Review B Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 60, no. 15, Jan. 1999, pp. 10898–902. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.60.10898. Full Text
Sobol, E., et al. “Effect of wavelength on threshold and kinetics of tissue denaturation under laser radiation.” Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3601, Jan. 1999, pp. 122–29. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.349995. Full Text
Shen, J. H., et al. “Hollow waveguide delivered infrared free electron laser for microsurgical applications.” Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 3262, Dec. 1998, pp. 130–34. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.309466. Full Text
Edwards, G., et al. “Infrared dynamics of collagen, microtubules, and water: Biophysical research enabling biomedical FEL applications.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions With Materials and Atoms, vol. 144, no. 1–4, Sept. 1998, pp. 260–64. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0168-583X(98)00313-9. Full Text
Robinson, R. D., et al. “Healing of cultured human cornea after free electron laser ablation.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 38, no. 4, Dec. 1997.
Shen, J. H., et al. “Investigation of a clinical intraocular microsurgical device using the infrared free electron laser.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 38, no. 4, Dec. 1997.
Edwards, G. “10. Physical Mechanisms Governing the Ablation of Biological Tissue.” Experimental Methods in the Physical Sciences, vol. 30, no. C, Dec. 1997, pp. 449–73. Scopus, doi:10.1016/S0076-695X(08)60402-0. Full Text
Shen, J. H., et al. “Cultured human cornea healing process after free electron laser ablation.” Proceedings of Spie the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 2971, Dec. 1997, pp. 83–88. Scopus, doi:10.1117/12.275106. Full Text
Wagner, K., et al. “Analytical Debye-Huckel model for electrostatic potentials around dissolved DNA.” Biophysical Journal, vol. 73, no. 1, July 1997, pp. 21–30. Epmc, doi:10.1016/s0006-3495(97)78043-3. Full Text
Tribble, J., et al. “Dynamics of gelatin ablation due to free-electron-laser irradiation.” Physical Review E Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics, vol. 55, no. 6, Jan. 1997, pp. 7385–89. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.7385. Full Text