Lisa Miller is the Associate Division Director for Spectroscopy, Imaging, and Structural Biology in the Photon Sciences Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory. She is also the spokesperson for Beamlines U2B and U10B at the NSLS. Beamlines U2B and U10B specialize in mid-infrared microspectroscopy and full-field imaging of materials such as biological cells and tissues, plants, microbes, polymers, soils, and minerals.
Lisa Miller's research focuses on the study of the chemical makeup of tissue in disease using high-resolution infrared and x-ray imaging. Her work has two primary research areas: (1) examination of the chemical composition of bone tissue in diseases such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, and (2) correlation of metal ion content and protein structure in neurological tissue in protein-folding diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease.