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Miller Research Group

Welcome to the home page for the Miller Research Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Our group is interested in the development and application of new tools using synchrotron light to study biological and medical problems. Ongoing projects include the use of x-ray and infrared imaging to study (1) the altered composition of bone in diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, (2) the role of metal ions in protein-folding diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and (3) the symbiotic transport of nutrients in the plant-microbe rhizosphere. In addition, our group is actively involved in educating the community about synchrotrons and the impact of synchrotron-based research in everyday life through tours, presentations, student internships, the high school InSynC program, and Summer Sundays.