Dr. Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a research member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, received a 2013 Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). One of only 10 recipients, his lab founded a new type of medical imaging which relies on light and sound to create color pictures of circulating single red-blood and tumor cells. The goal of grant is to translate this technology, called single-cell label-free photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), immediately into the clinic for cancer screening, detection, prognosis and monitoring. Read more about it here.
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