Summer research experience at Max Planck Institute
Bhavani Ananthabhotla

Visiting Partner: Bhavani Ananthabhotla
Home Institution: Yale University, U.S.A
Host Institution: FAU, Germany
Rotation and Time: TRENAL Visiting Student 2015

Details of visit: Bhavani joined the laboratory of Professor Vahid Sandoghdar at the Max-Plank Institute of Light in Erlangen. Bhavani examined aspects regarding the scanning of heart and kidney samples using iSCAT technology. Parameters of iSCAT such as the change to illumination by transmission were implemented, and Bhavani developed a preliminary but effective automation system for the application of iSCAT to the specific scanning of oxalate crystals in the heart and kidney samples of mice programmed in LabView.

“I would sincerely like to thank Prof. Sandoghdar for allowing me this incredible and challenging problem to learn and think about, for providing the opportunity to learn tools to look for solutions. The summer internship was a truly remarkable experience.”