Andrew, Tai, and Dan published in Molecular Pharmaceutics with collaborators at Merck to monitor the release rate of drugs in implant formulation. Using unique chemical signatures of drug crystals and matrix, they flowed water over sample on the microscope to dissolve the tablet while imaging.
Ben, Tai, Kseniya, Bryce, and Dan published in Biomedical Optics Express. Building a new parabolic fiberoptic amplifier for our Stokes laser pulse allowed for broader spectral regions to be imaged in cells and tissue.
Congratulations to Ben for passing his General Exam! Ben’s systematic improvements to the our SRS microscopy system and chemometric analysis have increased bandwidth and resolution of the system allowing the group to pursue more ambitions applications in chemical imaging of complex systems.
Andrew passed his General Exam, and is now a Ph. D. candidate! He is the first member of the group to take his general exam, and continues working on the most complicated experiment of the group.
Elena joins the Fu group after graduating from UC Irvine in 2018. She majored in Chemistry, and won the NSF graduate research fellowship to fund her first 3 years of graduate school! She hopes to work with in vivo and small molecule imaging in cell culture. Welcome Elena!
Tai Nguyen will attend USC’s Graduate program in Chemistry. He worked for the Fu group for 3 years as an undergraduate and post-bac researcher on cell culture and cancer drug projects. He will pursue synthetic organic chemistry in graduate school at USC. Congrats Tai!
After earning her masters from coursework, Nora worked on a fluorescence lifetime microscope, and adapted 3D cell culture techniques to better model cancer to use with our microscope systems. Congratulations, Nora!
Congratulations Dan for wining the Beckman Young Investigator Award. Our lab was featured in a UW perspectives article.
Bryce joins the Fu Lab as a summer student after graduating from Indiana University. His first project is to build a new SRS microscope with a supercontinuum amplification. Welcome Bryce!
Kyla Berry and Vishnu Bharani graduated with B.S. degrees in Biochemistry. Congratulations graduates! Kyla was actually the first person to join the lab as an undergraduate researcher. She worked on mechanical and electrical systems, cell culture, SRS lipid imaging, and live animal protocols. She has stayed in Seattle working at the Allen Institute as a Research Assistant. Vishnu worked on nanoparticle imaging and programming with the group for 2 years. He is preparing for medical school in 2018.