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Yiming Chen, PhD

Dr. Chen is developing platforms to conduct high-throughput screens of protein-based fluorescent biosensors. Biosensors allow visualization of otherwise invisible biological processes such as communication between cells. Cells use diverse peptides to send messages to each other, and this has important implications for tumor growth and side effects of cancer treatments. This project will increase understanding of the complex signaling networks among cells and may lead to rational design of new cancer therapies targeting faulty cellular communication.

Project title: "Optical interrogation of neuropeptide and peptide hormones"
Institution: Stanford University School of Medicine
Award Program: Fellow
Sponsor(s) / Mentor(s): Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
Cancer Type: All Cancers
Research Area: Biomedical Engineering