Rui Gao named 2022-2023 awardee by the McKnight Foundation Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards!
Congratulations to Rui Gao, who has been named a 2022-2023 awardee from the McKnight Foundation Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards!
These awards support scientists who work on novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function. Dr. Gao aims to improve the technology by developing a new type of “tetra-gel”, which is chemically engineered to have a tetrahedron-shaped monomer that is extremely uniform as it expands, resists heat and allows the use of bioluminescent markers. He will also develop chemical linkers, specialized molecules that will bind different molecular components of the sample to the gel. The goal is to have an expanded sample that matches the fidelity of the original to within 10 nanometers, matching the resolution of powerful microscopes.