Sergei Vinogradov
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics


Biophysical Chemistry, Photochemistry/Photophysics


Dr. Vinogradov's research is focused on the development of advanced probes for microscopy and imaging applications. On the fundamental level our interests encompass chemistry of porphyrins and other pyrrolic dyes, energy and electron transfer in multichromophoric systems, spectroscopy and imaging. Essentially, we are a group of synthetic and physical chemists developing new techniques for biomedical research. Over the past years the main focus of the lab has been optical imaging of oxygen in biological systems, including chemistry of imaging probes, phosphorescence lifetime imaging instrumentation, image reconstruction methods and a variety of applications of phosphorescence. Other bio-analytes of interests have been pH and metal ions. Currently the laboratory also pursues interests in optical energy upconversion and magnetic field effects on luminescence in view of their applications in imaging. Dr. Vinogradov collaborates broadly with laboratories across the world whose interests include basic studies of cellular metabolism and applications in neuroscience, stem cell biology, cancer therapy, tissue engineering and ophthalmology.


M.S. (Chemistry) Moscow State University, Russia, 1988.

Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry) Moscow State University, Russia, 1995.

Selected Publications

Esipova, T. V., Ye, X. C., Collins, J. E., Sakadzic, S., Mandeville, E. T., Murray, C. B., Vinogradov, S. A.: Dendritic upconverting nanoparticles enable in vivo multiphoton microscopy with low-power continuous wave sources. PNAS 109(51): 20826-20831, 2012.


Mani, T., Tanabe, M., Yamauchi, S., Tkachenko, N. V., Vinogradov, S. A.: Modulation of Visible Room Temperature Phosphorescence by Weak Magnetic Fields. Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3(21): 3115-3119, 2012.


Mani, T., Niedzwiedzki, D.M., Vinogradov, S.A.: Generation of Phosphorescent Triplet States via Photoinduced Electron Transfer: Energy and Electron Transfer Dynamics in Pt Porphyrin-Rhodamine B Dyads. J. Phys. Chem. A. 116: 3598−3610, 2012.


Vinogradov, S.A., Wilson, D.F. : Porphyrin-dendrimers as biological oxygen sensors. Designing dendrimers. Wiley, 2012.


Esipova, T. V., Karagodov, A., Miller, J., Wilson, D. F., Busch, T. M., Vinogradov, S. A.: Two new "protected" oxyphors for biological oximetry: properties and application in tumor imaging. Analytical Chemistry 83(22): 8756-8765, 2011.


Lecoq, J., Parpaleix, A., Roussakis, E., Ducros, M., Houssen, Y. G., Vinogradov, S. A.*, Charpak, S.*: Simultaneous two-photon imaging of oxygen and blood flow in deep cerebral vessels. Nature Medicine 17(7): 893-U262, 2011 Notes: Note that postdoc E. Roussakis is a co-first author and I am one of the two senior corresponding authors. My lab is entirely responsible for the new oxygen microscopy technology and worked with the collaborator to implement it in the brain.


Finikova, O. S., Lebedev, A. Y., Aprelev, A., Troxler, T., Gao, F., Garnacho, C., Muro, S., Hochstrasser, R. M., Vinogradov, S. A.: Oxygen microscopy by two-photon-excited phosphorescence. ChemPhysChem 9(12): 1673-1679, 2008.


Apreleva, S. V., Wilson, D. F., Vinogradov, S. A.: Tomographic imaging of oxygen by phosphorescence lifetime. Applied Optics 45(33): 8547-8559, 2006.



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