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August 17, 2020

New directions of activity-based sensing for in vivo NIR imaging

In vivo imaging is a powerful approach to study biological processes. Beyond cellular methods, in vivo studies allow for biological stimuli (small molecules or proteins) to be studied in their native envir...

August 17, 2020

Acoustic-based chemical tools for profiling the tumor microenvironment

Acoustic-based imaging modalities (e.g. ultrasonography and photoacoustic imaging) have emerged as powerful approaches to noninvasively visualize the interior of the body due to their biocompatibilit...

August 17, 2020

Thomas successfully defended his PhD thesis! After leaving UIUC, Thomas will be heading to Stanford University to start a postdoctoral research position with Prof. James Chen. Congratulations Dr. Bearrood!

Thesis title: Activity-Based Sensors for Reactive Aldehydes and...

June 22, 2020

Near-infrared photoactivatable nitric oxide donors with photoacoustic readout

In this chapter, we motivate the need for photoactivatable NO donor molecules and give a brief survey of the existing chemical tools in the field. We then provide detailed protocols for the sy...

June 19, 2020

Chris successfully defended his PhD thesis! After leaving UIUC, Chris will be heading to Scripps Research Institute to start a postdoctoral research position with Prof. Ben Cravatt. Congratulations Dr. Reinhardt!

Thesis title: Chemical Probes for Studying Cyclooxygenase...

June 15, 2020

  

We are excited to welcome Dr. Jinjia Xu to the Chan Lab!

Brief bio: Jinjia Xu studied organic chemistry and functional polymer materials at University of Tsukuba, Japan, where she received her Ph.D. under the direction of Prof. Masayuki Takeuchi. During her joint...

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...

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