Marcus T. Cicerone

National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA

Marcus Cicerone is currently a project leader in the Biomaterials Group of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the University of Wisconson-Madison in 1995. After graduation he worked at Johnson & Johnson Clinical Diagnostics for three years and then as a visiting assistant professor at Brigham Young University for two years. His research has two broad focus areas. One is dynamics of amorphous and glassy systems. This area includes work in biopreservation – stabilizing proteins in dry state for therapeutic and diagnostic use. He and his colleagues were the first to show that dynamics on the ps to ns timescale ultimately control protein degradation rates in sugar-based glasses, a discovery that has lead to increased efficiency in formulating freeze-dried protein drugs. Dr. Cicerone’s other research area is nonlinear spectroscopic imaging. In 2004 he and his research team introduced broadband coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy (BCARS microscopy). This approach has already proven to be superior to spontaneous Raman imaging, with potential for significant further improvements. He has received the NIST Bronze Medal and published over 50 peer-reviewed papers, which have received more than 2,000 citations.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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