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Andrea Martin Armani, PhD

TitleProfessor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentEngineering
AddressVHE 712
University Park Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-0241
Phone+1 213 740 4428
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    Andrea Armani received her BA in physics from the University of Chicago (2001) and her PhD in applied physics with a minor in biology from the California Institute of Technology (2007). After spending a couple additional years at Caltech for her post-doc in biology and chemical engineering, she joined USC. She is currently the Fluor Early Career Chair of Engineering and an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science and Electrical Engineering-Electrophysics in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California. Her research group, which includes undergraduate students, PhD students and post-docs, develops new types of optical devices (like lasers) and uses them to study how biological systems work. This research is very interdisciplinary and requires students to draw on all fields of science and engineering. Armani has received numerous awards, including the ONR Young Investigator Award (2009), the Technology Review Top 35 Innovators under 35 (2009), the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program New Investigator Award (2010), the USC Mellon Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Mentoring (2010), the NIH New Innovator Award (2010), and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2009).


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    ULTRASENSITIVE NANOLASERS FOR EPIGENETICS INVESTIGATIONS
    NIH DP2OD007391Sep 30, 2010 - Jun 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Guardone L, Armani A, Nucera D, Costanzo F, Mattiucci S, Bruschi F. Human anisakiasis in Italy: a retrospective epidemiological study over two decades. Parasite. 2018; 25:41. PMID: 30058531.
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    2. Kougias PG, Campanaro S, Treu L, Tsapekos P, Armani A, Angelidaki I. Genome-centric metagenomics revealed the spatial distribution and the diverse metabolic functions of lignocellulose degrading uncultured bacteria. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2018 Jul 13. PMID: 30006398.
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    3. Tinacci L, Guidi A, Toto A, Guardone L, Giusti A, D'Amico P, Armani A. DNA barcoding for the verification of supplier's compliance in the seafood chain: How the lab can support companies in ensuring traceability. Ital J Food Saf. 2018 Jul 03; 2(7):6894. PMID: 30046552.
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    4. Choi H, Armani A. Raman-Kerr frequency combs in Zr-doped silica hybrid microresonators. Opt Lett. 2018 Jun 15; 43(12):2949-2952. PMID: 29905731.
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    5. McBirney SE, Chen D, Scholtz A, Ameri H, Armani A. Rapid Diagnostic for Point-of-Care Malaria Screening. ACS Sens. 2018 May 21. PMID: 29781606.
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    6. Filippi A, Dal Sasso E, Iop L, Armani A, Gintoli M, Sandri M, Gerosa G, Romanato F, Borile G. Multimodal label-free ex vivo imaging using a dual-wavelength microscope with axial chromatic aberration compensation. J Biomed Opt. 2018 Mar; 23(9):1-9. PMID: 29516689.
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    7. Shen X, Beltran RC, Diep VM, Soltani S, Armani A. Low-threshold parametric oscillation in organically modified microcavities. Sci Adv. 2018 Jan; 4(1):eaao4507. PMID: 29322095.
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    8. Zaglia T, Ceriotti P, Campo A, Borile G, Armani A, Carullo P, Prando V, Coppini R, Vida V, Stølen TO, Ulrik W, Cerbai E, Stellin G, Faggian G, De Stefani D, Sandri M, Rizzuto R, Di Lisa F, Pozzan T, Catalucci D, Mongillo M. Content of mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU) in cardiomyocytes is regulated by microRNA-1 in physiologic and pathologic hypertrophy. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017 Oct 24; 114(43):E9006-E9015. PMID: 29073097.
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    9. Giusti A, Armani A, Sotelo CG. Advances in the analysis of complex food matrices: Species identification in surimi-based products using Next Generation Sequencing technologies. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0185586. PMID: 28968423.
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    10. Hudnut AW, Babaei B, Liu S, Larson BK, Mumenthaler SM, Armani A. Characterization of the mechanical properties of resected porcine organ tissue using optical fiber photoelastic polarimetry. Biomed Opt Express. 2017 Oct 01; 8(10):4663-4670. PMID: 29082093.
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    11. Infante M, Armani A, Mammi C, Fabbri A, Caprio M. Impact of Adrenal Steroids on Regulation of Adipose Tissue. Compr Physiol. 2017 09 12; 7(4):1425-1447. PMID: 28915330.
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    12. de Anda J, Lee EY, Lee CK, Bennett RR, Ji X, Soltani S, Harrison MC, Baker AE, Luo Y, Chou T, O'Toole GA, Armani A, Golestanian R, Wong GCL. High-Speed "4D" Computational Microscopy of Bacterial Surface Motility. ACS Nano. 2017 Sep 26; 11(9):9340-9351. PMID: 28836761.
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    13. D'amico P, Vitelli N, Cenci Goga B, Nucera D, Pedonese F, Guidi A, Armani A. Meat from cattle slaughtered without stunning sold in the conventional market without appropriate labelling: A case study in Italy. Meat Sci. 2017 Dec; 134:1-6. PMID: 28738224.
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    14. Armani A, Berry A, Cirulli F, Caprio M. Molecular mechanisms underlying metabolic syndrome: the expanding role of the adipocyte. FASEB J. 2017 10; 31(10):4240-4255. PMID: 28705812.
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    15. Pastore N, Vainshtein A, Klisch TJ, Armani A, Huynh T, Herz NJ, Polishchuk EV, Sandri M, Ballabio A. TFE3 regulates whole-body energy metabolism in cooperation with TFEB. EMBO Mol Med. 2017 05; 9(5):605-621. PMID: 28283651.
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    16. Giusti A, Tinacci L, Sotelo CG, Marchetti M, Guidi A, Zheng W, Armani A. Seafood Identification in Multispecies Products: Assessment of 16SrRNA, cytb, and COI Universal Primers' Efficiency as a Preliminary Analytical Step for Setting up Metabarcoding Next-Generation Sequencing Techniques. J Agric Food Chem. 2017 Apr 05; 65(13):2902-2912. PMID: 28290697.
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    17. Marzolla V, Armani A, Mammi C, Moss ME, Pagliarini V, Pontecorvo L, Antelmi A, Fabbri A, Rosano G, Jaffe IZ, Caprio M. Essential role of ICAM-1 in aldosterone-induced atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiol. 2017 Apr 01; 232:233-242. PMID: 28089144.
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    18. Soltani S, Hudnut AW, Armani A. On-chip asymmetric microcavity optomechanics. Opt Express. 2016 Dec 26; 24(26):29613-29623. PMID: 28059348.
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    19. Mansueto G, Armani A, Viscomi C, D'Orsi L, De Cegli R, Polishchuk EV, Lamperti C, Di Meo I, Romanello V, Marchet S, Saha PK, Zong H, Blaauw B, Solagna F, Tezze C, Grumati P, Bonaldo P, Pessin JE, Zeviani M, Sandri M, Ballabio A. Transcription Factor EB Controls Metabolic Flexibility during Exercise. Cell Metab. 2017 Jan 10; 25(1):182-196. PMID: 28011087.
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    20. Rane TD, Armani A. Two-Photon Microscopy Analysis of Gold Nanoparticle Uptake in 3D Cell Spheroids. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167548. PMID: 27936027.
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    21. Diep VM, Armani A. Flexible Light-Emitting Nanocomposite Based on ZnO Nanotetrapods. Nano Lett. 2016 Dec 14; 16(12):7389-7393. PMID: 27960467.
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    22. McBirney SE, Trinh K, Wong-Beringer A, Armani A. Wavelength-normalized spectroscopic analysis of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa growth rates. Biomed Opt Express. 2016 Oct 01; 7(10):4034-4042. PMID: 27867713.
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    23. Moen EK, Ibey BL, Beier HT, Armani A. Quantifying pulsed electric field-induced membrane nanoporation in single cells. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2016 11; 1858(11):2795-2803. PMID: 27535877.
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    24. Castigliego L, Tinacci L, Armani A, Boselli C, Grifoni G, Mazzi M, Guidi A. Serum responsiveness to recombinant bovine somatotropin in buffalo: a three-month lactation study using an acid-stripping ELISA for screening. Drug Test Anal. 2017 Apr; 9(4):646-656. PMID: 27302098.
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    25. Castigliego L, Armani A, Grifoni G, Mazzi M, Boselli C, Guidi A, Donzelli R, Saba A. A LC-MS-MS method to detect recombinant bovine somatotropin misuse in buffalos. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2016 Jul; 408(18):4917-26. PMID: 27146507.
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    26. Giusti A, Castigliego L, Rubino R, Gianfaldoni D, Guidi A, Armani A. A Conventional Multiplex PCR Assay for the Detection of Toxic Gemfish Species (Ruvettus pretiosus and Lepidocybium flavobrunneum): A Simple Method To Combat Health Frauds. J Agric Food Chem. 2016 Feb 03; 64(4):960-8. PMID: 26739756.
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    27. Armani A, Marzolla V, Fabbri A, Caprio M. Cellular mechanisms of MR regulation of adipose tissue physiology and pathophysiology. J Mol Endocrinol. 2015 Oct; 55(2):R1-10. PMID: 26272942.
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    28. Chistiakova MV, Shi C, Armani A. Label-free, single molecule resonant cavity detection: a double-blind experimental study. Sensors (Basel). 2015 Mar 16; 15(3):6324-41. PMID: 25785307; PMCID: PMC4435135.
    29. Socorro AB, Soltani S, Del Villar I, Corres JM, Armani A. Temperature sensor based on a hybrid ITO-silica resonant cavity. Opt Express. 2015 Feb 09; 23(3):1930-7. PMID: 25836065; PMCID: PMC4394756.
    30. Chistiakova MV, Armani A. Photoelastic ultrasound detection using ultra-high-Q silica optical resonators. Opt Express. 2014 Nov 17; 22(23):28169-79. PMID: 25402057.
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    31. Hawk RM, Armani A. Label free detection of 5'hydroxymethylcytosine within CpG islands using optical sensors. Biosens Bioelectron. 2015 Mar 15; 65:198-203. PMID: 25461158; PMCID: PMC4408228.
    32. D'amico P, Malandra R, Costanzo F, Castigliego L, Guidi A, Gianfaldoni D, Armani A. Evolution of the Anisakis risk management in the European and Italian context. Food Res Int. 2014 Oct; 64:348-362. PMID: 30011661.
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    33. Mehrabani S, Maker AJ, Armani A. Hybrid integrated label-free chemical and biological sensors. Sensors (Basel). 2014 Mar 26; 14(4):5890-928. PMID: 24675757; PMCID: PMC4029679.
    34. Deka N, Maker AJ, Armani A. Titanium-enhanced Raman microcavity laser. Opt Lett. 2014 Mar 15; 39(6):1354-7. PMID: 24690786.
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    35. Shi C, Soltani S, Armani A. Gold nanorod plasmonic upconversion microlaser. Nano Lett. 2013; 13(12):5827-31. PMID: 24266645.
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    36. Hawk RM, Chistiakova MV, Armani A. Monitoring DNA hybridization using optical microcavities. Opt Lett. 2013 Nov 15; 38(22):4690-3. PMID: 24322107.
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    37. Maker AJ, Armani A. Nanowatt threshold, alumina sensitized neodymium laser integrated on silicon. Opt Express. 2013 Nov 04; 21(22):27238-45. PMID: 24216946; PMCID: PMC3867198.
    38. Mehrabani S, Armani A. Blue upconversion laser based on thulium-doped silica microcavity. Opt Lett. 2013 Nov 01; 38(21):4346-9. PMID: 24177090.
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    39. Zhang X, Armani A. Silica microtoroid resonator sensor with monolithically integrated waveguides. Opt Express. 2013 Oct 07; 21(20):23592-603. PMID: 24104271.
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    40. Cheema MI, Khan UA, Armani A, Kirk AG. Towards more accurate microcavity sensors: maximum likelihood estimation applied to a combination of quality factor and wavelength shifts. Opt Express. 2013 Sep 23; 21(19):22817-28. PMID: 24104168.
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    41. Harker A, Mehrabani S, Armani A. Ultraviolet light detection using an optical microcavity. Opt Lett. 2013 Sep 01; 38(17):3422-5. PMID: 23988974.
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    42. Zhou X, Zhang L, Armani A, Beausoleil RG, Willner AE, Pang W. Power enhancement and phase regimes in embedded microring resonators in analogy with electromagnetically induced transparency. Opt Express. 2013 Aug 26; 21(17):20179-86. PMID: 24105563.
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    43. Soltani S, Armani A. Optimal design of suspended silica on-chip splitter. Opt Express. 2013 Mar 25; 21(6):7748-57. PMID: 23546156.
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    44. Murthy CR, Armani A. Mass transport effects in suspended waveguide biosensors integrated in microfluidic channels. Sensors (Basel). 2012 Oct 25; 12(11):14327-43. PMID: 23202163; PMCID: PMC3522916.
    45. Chistiakova MV, Armani A. Cascaded Raman microlaser in air and buffer. Opt Lett. 2012 Oct 01; 37(19):4068-70. PMID: 23027281.
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    46. Zhang X, Harrison M, Harker A, Armani A. Serpentine low loss trapezoidal silica waveguides on silicon. Opt Express. 2012 Sep 24; 20(20):22298-307. PMID: 23037378.
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    47. Maker AJ, Rose BA, Armani A. Tailoring the behavior of optical microcavities with high refractive index sol-gel coatings. Opt Lett. 2012 Jul 15; 37(14):2844-6. PMID: 22825153.
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    48. Maker AJ, Armani A. Fabrication of silica ultra high quality factor microresonators. J Vis Exp. 2012 Jul 02; (65). PMID: 22805153; PMCID: PMC3471275.
    49. Cheema MI, Mehrabani S, Hayat AA, Peter YA, Armani A, Kirk AG. Simultaneous measurement of quality factor and wavelength shift by phase shift microcavity ring down spectroscopy. Opt Express. 2012 Apr 09; 20(8):9090-8. PMID: 22513620.
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    50. Biggs BW, Hunt HK, Armani A. Selective patterning of Si-based biosensor surfaces using isotropic silicon etchants. J Colloid Interface Sci. 2012 Mar 01; 369(1):477-81. PMID: 22196345; PMCID: PMC3265681.
    51. Choi HS, Neiroukh D, Hunt HK, Armani A. Thermo-optic coefficient of polyisobutylene ultrathin films measured with integrated photonic devices. Langmuir. 2012 Jan 10; 28(1):849-54. PMID: 22111576.
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    52. Maker AJ, Armani A. Low-loss silica-on-silicon waveguides. Opt Lett. 2011 Oct 01; 36(19):3729-31. PMID: 21964078.
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    53. Soteropulos CE, Hunt HK, Armani A. Determination of binding kinetics using whispering gallery mode microcavities. Appl Phys Lett. 2011 Sep 05; 99(10):103703-1037033. PMID: 21990943.
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    54. Zhang X, Armani A. Suspended bridge-like silica 2×2 beam splitter on silicon. Opt Lett. 2011 Aug 01; 36(15):3012-4. PMID: 21808389.
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    55. Choi HS, Ismail S, Armani A. Studying polymer thin films with hybrid optical microcavities. Opt Lett. 2011 Jun 01; 36(11):2152-4. PMID: 21633479.
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    56. Freeman LM, Li S, Dayani Y, Choi HS, Malmstadt N, Armani A. Excitation of Cy5 in self-assembled lipid bilayers using optical microresonators. Appl Phys Lett. 2011 Apr 04; 98(14):143703. PMID: 21544215.
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    57. Hunt HK, Armani A. Recycling microcavity optical biosensors. Opt Lett. 2011 Apr 01; 36(7):1092-4. PMID: 21478993.
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    58. Hunt HK, Soteropulos C, Armani A. Bioconjugation strategies for microtoroidal optical resonators. Sensors (Basel). 2010; 10(10):9317-36. PMID: 22163409; PMCID: PMC3230978.
    59. Hunt HK, Armani A. Label-free biological and chemical sensors. Nanoscale. 2010 Sep; 2(9):1544-59. PMID: 20820687.
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    60. Choi HS, Zhang X, Armani A. Hybrid silica-polymer ultra-high-Q microresonators. Opt Lett. 2010 Feb 15; 35(4):459-61. PMID: 20160783.
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    61. Hsu HS, Cai C, Armani A. Ultra-low-threshold Er:Yb sol-gel microlaser on silicon. Opt Express. 2009 Dec 07; 17(25):23265-71. PMID: 20052252.
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    62. Kulkarni RP, Fraser SE, Armani A. Characterization of high-Q optical microcavities using confocal microscopy. Opt Lett. 2008 Dec 15; 33(24):2931-3. PMID: 19079496.
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    63. Armani A, Kulkarni RP, Fraser SE, Flagan RC, Vahala KJ. Label-free, single-molecule detection with optical microcavities. Science. 2007 Aug 10; 317(5839):783-7. PMID: 17615303.
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    64. Armani A, Srinivasan A, Vahala KJ. Soft lithographic fabrication of high Q polymer microcavity arrays. Nano Lett. 2007 Jun; 7(6):1823-6. PMID: 17516682.
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    65. Armani A, Vahala KJ. Heavy water detection using ultra-high-Q microcavities. Opt Lett. 2006 Jun 15; 31(12):1896-8. PMID: 16729107.
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