May 28, 2020

Effie successfully defended her PhD thesis! After leaving UIUC, Effie will be starting a position at Morrison and Foerster this fall. Congratulations Dr. Zhou!

Thesis title: Activatable Photoacoustic Contrast Agents for Sensing and Delivering Nitric Oxide, and Developme...

May 12, 2020

Namuunzul has been named a 2020 Beckman Undergraduate Research Fellow. This program is supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman foundation and provides undergraduates with summer funding to pursue interdisciplinary research. Congrats Namuunzul!  

May 12, 2020

Amanda has been named a 2020 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow. This program is supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman foundation and provides graduate students with the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary research at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science a...

April 23, 2020

Hailey successfully defender her PhD thesis! After leaving UIUC, Hailey will be heading to Caltech to start a postdoctoral research position with Prof. Dennis Dougherty. Congratulations Hailey! 

Thesis title: Development of Small-Molecule Probes for Photoacoustic Imagin...

April 4, 2020

 Advances in activity-based sensing probes for isoform-selective imaging of enzymatic activity

The cell regulates complicated signaling and metabolism through strict transcriptional, translational, and post-translational regulation. Considerable advances have been achie...

March 10, 2020

Chelsea successfully defended her PhD thesis! After leaving UIUC, Chelsea plans to return to California to begin her next adventure in teaching chemistry. Congratulations Chelsea, we will miss you!

Thesis title: Development of Chemical Tools for Studying Biological...

January 6, 2020

Nitric oxide imaging in cancer enabled by steric relaxation of a photoacoustic probe platform

Nitric oxide (NO) is a key signaling molecule involved in a variety of physiological and pathological processes. Over the past few decades it has become clear that the microenv...

January 3, 2020

A photoactivatable formaldehyde donor with fluorescence monitoring reveals threshold to arrest cell migration

Controlled light-mediated delivery of biological analytes can enable the investigation of highly reactivity molecules within living systems. As many biological...

December 18, 2019

An activity-based sensing approach for the detection of cyclooxygenase-2 in live cells

Cyclooxygenase‐2 (COX‐2) overexpression is prominent in inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative disorders, and cancer. Directly monitoring COX‐2 activity within its native environmen...

December 5, 2019

Lukas successfully passed his PhD defense and became the very first Chan Lab member to complete his PhD! After leaving UIUC, Lukas plans to return home to Germany and start his next big adventure. Congratulations Lukas, we will miss you!

Thesis title: Development of Che...

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