UW Bioengineering associate professor Dr. Xiaohu Gao leads a team which has developed a new method for color-coding cells, allowing scientists to test for up to 100 biomarkers in a single cell. This method is a 10-fold improvement upon the current research standard, and offers a relatively low-cost and simple approach to cancer research and treatment. Dr. Gao hopes to collaborate with companies and other researchers to automate and translate this process into clinical use. The research, co-published by UW Bioengineering postdoctoral associate and UW Bioengineering Ph.D. program alumnus Dr. Pavel Zrazhevskiy.
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