August 2023: Isabel receives UIC's Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award (CURA). Congrats, Isabel!
July/August 2023: Jamuna Tandukar passes the Biological Sciences preliminary exam. Congrats, Jamuna!
June 2023: Our first research paper, "Gel-assisted mass spectrometry imaging (GAMSI)," is available on bioRxiv!
May 2023: Wei Wang and Horace Chan pass the Chemistry preliminary exams. Congrats, Wei and Horace!
May 2023: SoYoung successfully defends her Master's research and receives her degree. Congrats, SoYoung! We can't wait to hear your next adventures!
August 2022: Gao Lab is awarded the Scialog Advanced Bioimaging Collaborative (Scialog ABI) Award! We are grateful to Scialog ABI and its funding agencies for their continuing support.
August 2022: Rui Gao is named a recipient of the 2022-23 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award. We are grateful to the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience and the McKnight Foundation for supporting our effort to develop new and accessible imaging technologies for neuroscience and neuropathology.
August 2022: Arij (Biochemistry, UIC Honors College) joins the group. Welcome, Arij!
July 2022: Rui Gao is named to the 2022 Class of Searle Scholars. We are grateful to the Searle Scholars Program for supporting our science and method development.
May 2022: Joseph, the first member of the group, receives his Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from UIC. Congratulations! We can't wait to hear about your next adventures.
April 2022: Group photo from our second group gathering. We are ready for the spring!
April 2022: Isabel (Biological Sciences, UIC Honors College) joins the group. Welcome, Isabel!
Mar 2022: Jamuna completes her first-year rotations and joins the group. Welcome, Jamuna!
Nov 2021: SoYoung from UIC's BVIS program joins our lab as a close collaborator/affiliated researcher. Welcome, SoYoung!
Nov 2021: Yanyu kicks off her second rotation. Welcome, Yanyu!
Oct 2021: Jamuna successfully completes her first rotation. Congrats, Jamuna!
Oct 2021: Our lab is ramping up and growing. Our first group photo (a more complete version will come soon):
Oct 2021: Joseph receives UIC's Chancellor's Undergraduate Research Award (CURA). Congrats Joseph, you are on fire!
Oct 2021: Jamuna (Biological Sciences, first rotation), Wei (Chemistry), and Horace (Chemistry) join the group. Welcome to the lab, Jamuna, Wei, and Horace!
Aug 2021: Joseph (Biological Sciences, Honors College) joins the group. Joseph is the first member of the lab. Welcome, Joseph!
Aug 2021: Booting...stay tuned.