Ruixuan Gao

Ruixuan’s research lies at the cross-section of chemistry and biological sciences, with a primary focus on nanoscale imaging and sensing of cells and tissues. His research interests span rational design of macromolecular matrices, supramolecular assemblies, and chemical linkers/probes to retain and visualize endogenous biomolecules in cells and tissues, as well as development of microscopy modalities to map and track these molecular entities across multiple spatial and temporal scales. Some of his recent works include a homogeneous hydrogel matrix that physically magnifies biological specimens with nanoscopic accuracy, and a scalable fluorescence imaging pipeline that captures cellular connections and molecular compositions in the brain at nanoscopic resolution. Ruixuan received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University.

About Ruixuan Gao

Scientific field: Chemistry, Neuroscience, Cell biology

Microscopy background: Optical System Development