University-student Mentors are essential to the success of Imhotep’s Legacy Academy’s (ILA) programs.  Some of these students are also engaged in intriguing fields of research.

Following is a listing of some of the research published by former Mentors, ILA Summer Student Research Scholars, and ILA co-Founder and Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science, Dr. Kevin C. HEWITT:

Dario BROOKS, ILA-FoS SSRS (2015) ; Nathan MUSOKE, ILA-FoS SSRS (2012):

  • D. BrooksN. Musoke, D. McNutt, A. Coley. Mathematical properties of a class of four-dimensional neutral signature metrics.  Journal of Geometry and Physics 97, 1-13 (2015)

Samia FASHIR, ILA ASP Mentor-Sydney, ILA-FoS SSRS (2014):

  • Christopher L. D. Lee, Samia B. Fashir, Maiara L. Castilho, Michael A. Hupman, Leandro J.  Raniero, Ian Alwayn and Kevin C. Hewitt. EGFR-specific nanoprobes avoid an immune response in mouse models. In press Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nov. 1 (2015)
  • K. C. Hewitt, J. G. Rad, H. C. McGregor, E. Browers, H. Sapp, M. Short, S. B. Fashir, H. Zeng and I. P. Alwayn. Accurate assessment of liver steatosis in animal models using a high throughput Raman fiber optic probe. Analyst 140, 6602-6609 (2015)

Leanne LUCAS, ILA VSP Mentor:

  • L. J. Lucas, C. A. Tellez , M. L. Castilho , C. L. D. Lee , M. A. Hupman , L. S. Vieira , I. Ferreira , L. Raniero , K. C. Hewitt. Development of a sensitive, stable and EGFR-specific molecular imaging agent for surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy.  Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 46, 434-446 (2015)
  • L. J. Lucas , X. K. Chen , A. J. Smith , M. Korbelik , H. Zeng , P. W. K. Lee  and K. C. Hewitt.  Aggregation of nanoparticles in endosomes and lysosomes produce Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy. Journal of Nanophotonics 9, 093094-1-14 (2015)
  • L. Lucas and K. C. Hewitt. Nanobiophotonics for molecular imaging of cancer: Au- and Ag-based Epidermal Growth Factor receptor (EGFR) specific nanoprobes. Proc. SPIE 8234, 82340C-1-15 (2012)
  • L. Lucas, X. K. Chen, A. Smith, M. Korbelik, H. Zeng, P. W. K. Lee and K. C. Hewitt. Imaging EGFR distribution using surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Proc. SPIE 7192, 719206 (2009)