Recent Publications



  • Yadir 
    Singh, Truong Mai, Ravoori Murali, Leela Tanikella, Atta Zahedi, Vikas Kundra and Bahman Anvari 
    "Optical Characteristics and Tumor Imaging Capabilities of Near Infrared Dyes in Free and Nano-Encapsulated Formulations Comprised of Viral Capsids." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2017)
  • Joshua M. Burns, Rolf Saager, Boris Majaron, Wangcun Jia and Bahman Anvari "Optical properties of biomimetic probes engineered from erythrocytes." Nanotechnology 28.3 (2017) 035101.



  • Jenny T. Mac, Vicente Nunez, Joshua M. Burns, Yadir Guerrero, Valentine I. Vullev, Bahman Anvari "Erythrocyte-derived nano-probes functionalized with antibodies for targeted near infrared fluorescence imaging of cancer cells." Biomedical Optics Express 7.4 (2016) 1311.



  • Yadir A. Guerrero, Baharak Bahmani, Sheela P Singh, Valentine I Vullev, Vikas Kundra, Bahman Anvari “Virus-Resembling Nano-Structures for near Infrared Fl Uorescence Imaging of Ovarian Cancer HER2 Receptors.” Nanotechnology 26.43 435102. 
  • Srigokul Upadhyayula, Vicente Nuñez, Eli M. Espinoza, Jillian M. Larsen, Duoduo Bao, Dewen Shi, Jenny T. Mac, Bahman Anvari, and Valentine I. Vullev. "Photoinduced dynamics of a cyanine dye: parallel pathways of non-radiative deactivation involving multiple excited-state twisted transients."Chemical Science 6, no. 4 (2015): 2237-2251.
  • Hamid Sarraf, Zhenghua Qian, Ludmila Škarpová, Bin Wang, Reinhard Herbig, Martin Maryška, Lidmila Bartovska, Jiří Havrda, and Bahman Anvari.  “Direct Probing of Dispersion Quality of ZrO2 Nanoparticles Coated by Polyelectrolyte at Different Concentrated Suspensions.” Nanoscale research letters 10.1 (2015).



  • Mohammad Sarshar, Winson T. Wong, and Bahman Anvari. “Comparative Study of Methods to Calibrate the Stiffness of a Single-Beam Gradient-Force Optical Tweezers over Various Laser Trapping Powers.” Journal of Biomedical Optics 19.11 (2014): 115001. PMC
  • Baharak Bahmani , Yadir Guerrero, Danielle Bacon, Vikas Kundra, Valentine I. Vullev, and Bahman Anvari. “Functionalized Polymeric Nanoparticles Loaded with Indocyanine Green as Theranostic Materials for Targeted Molecular near Infrared Fluorescence Imaging and Photothermal Destruction of Ovarian Cancer Cells.” Lasers in Surgery and Medicine 46.7 (2014): 582–592.
  • Bongsu Jung, Valentine I. Vullev, and Bahman Anvari. “Revisiting Indocyanine Green: Effects of Serum and Physiological Temperature on Absorption and Fluorescence Characteristics.” IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 20.2 (2014)



  • Bongsu Jung and Bahman Anvari, "Virus-Mimicking Optical Nanomaterials: Near Infrared Absorption and Fluorescence Characteristics and Physical Stability in Biological Environments", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2013: 5(15), 7492-7500
  • Baharak Bahmani, Danielle Bacon, and Bahman Anvari, "Erythrocyte-derived photo-theranostic agents: hybrid nano-vesicles containing indocyanine green for near infrared imaging and therapeutics applications", Scientific Reports, 3, 2180, 2013. DOI:10.1038/srep02180  
  • Baharak Bahmani, Christian Y. Lytle, Ameae M. Walker, Sharad Gupta, Valentine I. Vullev, and Bahman Anvari, "Effects of nanoencapsulation and PEGylation on biodistribution of indocyanine green in healthy mice: quantitative fluorescence imaging and analysis of organs", International Journal of Nanomedicine,  2013:8 1609–1620. DOI:10.2147/IJN.S42511
  • Nima Khatibzadeh, Alexander A. Spector, William E. Brownell and Bahman Anvari, "Effects of plasma membrane cholesterol level and cytoskeleton F-actin on cell protrusion mechanics", PLoS ONE 8(2): e57147. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057147
  • Sharad Gupta  Muhammad R Chatni  Ayala L. N. Rao Valentinea I. Vullev  Lihong V Wang and Bahman Anvari, "Virus-mimicking nano-constructs as a contrast agent for near infrared photoacoustic imaging", Nanoscale, 2013. DOI: 10.1039/C3NR34124K


  • Brenda Farrell, Feng Qian, Anatoly Kolomeisky, Bahman Anvari and William E. Brownell, "Measuring forces at the leading edge: a force assay for cell motility", Integrative Biology, 2013, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C2IB20097J 
  • Sonali Chaturvedi, Bongsu Jung, Sharad Gupta, Bahman Anvari and A.L.N. Rao, "Simple and robust in vivo and in vitro approach for studying virus assembly", The Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2012, (61), e3645, DOI: 10.3791/3645
  • Nima Khatibzadeh, Sharad Gupta, Brenda Farrell, William E. Brownell and Bahman Anvari, "Effects of cholesterol on nano-mechanical properties of the living cell plasma membrane", Soft Matter, 2012. DOI:10.1039/c2sm25263e
  • Bongsu Jung and Bahman Anvari, "Synthesis and characterization of bovine serum albumin-coated nanocapsules loaded with indocyanine green as potential multifunctional nanoconstructs", Biotechnology Progress, 2012, 28(2), pp 533-539
  • Baharak BahmaniValentine Vullev, and Bahman Anvari, "Development of anti-HER2 conjugated ICG-loaded polymeric nanoparticles for targeted optical imaging of ovarian cancer", Proc. SPIE 8233, 82330L (2012)
  • Sharad GuptaGerardo IcoPaul MatsumuraA. L. N. Rao,Valentine Vullev, and Bahman Anvari, "Effect of capsid proteins to ICG mass ratio on fluorescent quantum yield of virus-resembling optical nano-materials", Proc. SPIE 8233, 82330I (2012)
  • Sharad GuptaHailey WilderA. L. N. RaoV. I. Vullev, and Bahman Anvari, "Plant virus-resembling optical nano-materials conjugated with anti-EGFR for targeted cancer imaging", Proc. SPIE 8233, 82330S (2012)


  • Baharak Bahmani, Sharad Gupta, Sirigokul Upadhyayula, Valentine Vullev and Bahman Anvari, "Effect of polyethylene glycol coatings on uptake of indocyanine green loaded nanocapsules by human spleen macrophages in vitro", Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2011, 16, 051303.
  • Bongsu Jung, Ayala L. N. Rao and Bahman Anvari. "Optical Nano-Constructs Composed of Genome-Depleted Brome Mosaic Virus Doped with a Near Infrared Chromophore for Potential Biomedical Applications", ACS Nano, 2011, 5 (2), pp 1243–1252.
  • Bing Xia, Srigokul Upadhyayula, Vicente Nunez, Pavel Landsman, Samuel Lam, Harbani Malik, Sharad Gupta, Mohammad Sarshar, Jingqiu Hu, Bahman Anvari, Guilford Jones and Valentine I. Vullev, "Amyloid histology stain for rapid bacterial endospore imaging", Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2011, 48(8), pp. 2966-2975.
  • Baharak BahmaniSharad GuptaValentine Vullev, and Bahman Anvari, "Uptake of PEGylated indocyanine green loaded nanocapsules by cells of reticuloendothelial system", Proc. SPIE 7910, 79101C (2011) 
  • Sharad GuptaKumar ThenkondarHardik MehtaBaharak BahmaniValentine Vullev, and Bahman Anvari, "Effect of nano-encapsulation on photophysical properties of ICG", Proc. SPIE 7910, 79100U (2011) 


  • Jie Yu, David Javier, Mohammad A. Yaseen, Nitin Nitin, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Bahman Anvari and Michael S. Wong, " Self-Assembly Synthesis, Tumor Cell Targeting, and Photothermal Capabilities of Antibody-Coated Indocyanine Green Nanocapsules", J. Am. Chem. Soc.2010132 (6), pp 1929–1938.
  • William E. Brownell, Feng Qian and Bahman Anvari, "Cell Membrane Tethers Generate Mechanical Force in Response to Electrical Stimulation", Biophysical Journal 99(3), 2010, pp 845-852
  • Baharak BahmaniBongsu JungSharad Gupta, and Bahman Anvari, "Cellular uptake of polymeric nanocapsules loaded with ICG by human blood monocytes and human spleen macrophages", Proc. SPIE 7576, 75761Q (2010)


  • Mohammad A. YaseenJie Yu, Bongsu JungMichael S. Wong and Bahman Anvari, "Biodistribution of encapsulated Indocyanine green in healthy mice", Mol. Pharmaceutics, 2009, 6(5), pp 1321-1332
  • Kristopher R. SchumacherAleksander S. PopelBahman AnvariWilliam E. Brownell, and Alexander A. Spector, "Computational analysis of the tether-pulling experiment to probe plasma membrane-cytoskeleton interaction in cells", PHYSICAL REVIEW E 80, 041905 2009






  • Mohammad A. Yaseen, Jie Yu, Michael S. Wong and Bahman Anvari, "Encapsulation of indocyanine green within nano-assembled capsules changes its optical properties"Proc. SPIE 6449, 644908 (2007)


  • Olga Gliko, Gaddum D. ReddyBahman Anvari, William E. Brownell and Peter Saggau, "Standing wave total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy to measure the size of nanostructures in living cells", Journal of Biomedical Optics 11, 064013, 2006
  • Parmeswaran DiagaradjaneMohammad A. Yaseen, Bahman Anvari, Jie Yu and Michael S. Wong, " Synchronous fluorescence spectroscopic characterization of DMBA-TPA-induced squamous cell carcinoma in mice", Journal of Biomedical Optics 11, 014012, 200
  • Tianhong DaiMohammad A. YaseenParmeswaran Diagaradjane, Bahman Anvari and David W. Chang, "Comparative study of cryogen spray cooling with R-134 and R-404a: implications for laser treatment of dark human skin", Journal of Biomedical Optics 11, 041116, 2006


  • Linda LeeWilliam E. Brownell, Feng Qian and Bahman Anvari, "Optical trapping investigation on the effects of salicylate on electromechanical properties of plasma membranes", Proc. SPIE 6088, 60881A (2006)