Dr. Gang Bao Investigator Seminar

Friday, April 1, 2011 - 2:45pm

"Molecular Imaging Probes for Biological and Disease Studies"

In this talk, I will present the development of molecular imaging probes in my lab, including molecular beacons, quantum-dot fluorescent protein FRET probes and nanoparticle based contrast agents for fluorescence imaging in living cells and MR imaging in animals. Examples will be given to illustrate the application of these probes in biological and disease studies, including detection of stem cells, intracellular pH sensing, enzymatic activity assay, and tumor imaging. Potential applications in the development of cellular machines will be discussed.