Our lab is an interdisciplinary research group that combines diverse bioengineering and chemical approaches to develop novel techniques for interrogation of biological and pathological processes in cells and tissues. Our long-term objective is to foster and develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for complex diseases.
Our review paper titled “Expansion microscopy: A powerful nanoscale imaging tool for neuroscientists” is now published in Neurobiology of Disease!
Our perspective paper titled “Expansion Microscopy: Toward Nanoscale Imaging of a Diverse Range of Biomolecules” is published in ACS Nano today. Congratulations, Aleks!
Our paper on Expansion Pathology & its new rapid version is out @NatureProtocols! Human specimens may be expanded and imaged beyond diffraction limit w/ < 8 hours. Congratulations, Team!
Congratulations to Brendan and Sharey for passing their candidacy exams!
Ryan will be joining us as a rotation student to work on the artificial virus project. Welcome, Ryan!
Aya Nour will be joining us as a rotation student! Aya will be learning nanoscale imaging of neuronal systems. Welcome, Aya!
Just announced! Our lab, through a grant from the Gates Foundation, is collaborating with Benaroya Research Institute and Immersive Science to combine expansion microscopy and virtual reality software to study infectious disease. The intuitive nature of viewing data in three dimensions will accelerate researchers’ understanding of infectious and autoimmune diseases and enhance their ability to develop disease diagnostics and prevention and treatment methods.
Our group size doubles! Welcome to Brendan Gallagher, ZhangYu (Sharey) Cheng, Yuhong (James) Wang, and Christopher Ahn!
Brendan and Sharey are from the Department of Biological Sciences at CMU. Brendan will work on nanoscale imaging of neuronal systems, and Sharey will explore new ways to see microbes and infected tissues.
James is in the UPitt-CMU Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology Program. James will try to teach viral proteins some new tricks.
Christopher is a Master’s student in the Computational Biology program at CMU. He will apply machine learning to make sense of massive data of Expansion Microscopy.
Our most comprehensive review on Expansion Microscopy in Nature Methods is out.
The first major grant! Leon received the $1.5M NIH Director’s New Innovator Award!