Sterling E. McBride

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This paper describes a prototype system for personnel verification based on automated iris recognition. The motivation for this endevour stems from the observation that the human iris provides a particularly interesting structure on which to base a technology for noninvasive biometric measurement. In particular, it is known in the biomedical community that(More)
Many human solid tumours, particularly lung tumours, contain different subpopulations, the presence of which can complicate diagnosis and treatment, yet few models exist for in vitro studies. We have found that DLKP, a human lung cell line established from a tumour histologically diagnosed as a 'poorly differentiated squamous carcinoma', contains 3(More)
An mdr1 hammerhead was introduced into two adriamycin-selected multi-drug resistant human lung cell lines both of which over-express p-glycoprotein. Expression of the ribozyme resulted in a decrease in mdr1 mRNA expression and an increase in drug sensitivity in both cell lines. This would suggest that the use of specific ribozymes may represent an effective(More)
Keratin intermediate filaments are formed in epithelial cells in a cell- and tissue-specific manner, but much remains unknown regarding the mechanisms which control the synthesis of these proteins. We examined the effect of the differentiation modulation agent, bromodeoxyuridine (BrdU), on two human keratin-negative (by immunocytochemistry) lung cell lines,(More)
We present a technique for manipulating the dispersive properties of low index periodic structures using microfluidic materials that fill the lattice with various fluids of different refractive indices. In order to quantify the modulation of the optical properties of the periodic structure we use Equi-frequency contours (EFC) data to calculate the frequency(More)
BACKGROUND The analysis of single cells obtained from needle aspirates of tumors is constrained by the need for processing. To this end, we investigated two microfluidic approaches to measure the expression of surface proteins in single cancer cells or in small populations (<50 cells). METHODS One approach involved indirect fluorescence labeling of(More)
Iris Recognition is one of the most powerful biometrically based technologies for human identification and verification that utilizes the iris patterns which exhibits uniqueness for every individual. In this manuscript, a new algorithm is proposed for iris recognition on distant images. The novelty of this algorithm includes recognition through iris(More)
Wepresent a set of building blocks for constructing and utilizing compact, microchip-based, ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) chambers for the practical deployment of coldand ultracold-atom systems. We present two examples of chip-compatible approaches for miniaturizing UHV chambers—double-magneto-optical-trap cells and channel cells—as well as compact, free-space(More)
An approach for feature extraction using wavelet transforms using its property of multilevel decomposition in pattern recognition application is proposed. The multilevel decomposition property of discrete wavelet transform provides texture information of an image at different resolutions. Iris recognition system using multilevel wavelet transform is(More)