Gao wins McKnight Award
Ruixuan Gao, UIC assistant professor of chemistry and biological sciences, has been named the recipient of the 2022-23 McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award! He will lead a project to chemically engineer a new type of hydrogel for use in a new practice of expansion microscopy, essentially expanding tissue samples and their component cells to many times their original size to make them easier to image and analyze. He will apply this method to study, for example, early-onset Parkinson’s Disease affected brains. Read more about it at UIC News!