Irina Kabakova

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Technology Sydney

Positions outside QUBIC:

  • Associate Professor, Associate Head of School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Dr Irina Kabakova is an Associate Professor in Optical Physics and an Associate Head of School (Education & Students) with the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, UTS. She specialises in developing novel microscopy techniques based on Brillouin light scattering that can be directly applied to map local compressibility and viscoelasticity of cells and tissues at the microscale. These findings can be applied to studies of fundamental biology and mechanobiology as well as in design and optimisation of drugs and biomedical diagnostics methods. Additionally, Irina has interests in photonic integration and miniaturisation of imaging setups that will enable translation of laboratory techniques towards clinical use. Since 2023, Irina leads research activities as a Chief Investigator within the ARC Centre of Excellence in Quantum Biotechnology (QUBIC) and the ARC Centre of Excellence on Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science (COMBS).

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