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Welcome! We are a research group in the
Department of Chemistry, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and the Biological Physics, Structure and Design Program at the University of Washington. We develop new chemical tools for biological imaging and apply these tools to problems in biology.

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Recent News (click here for more news and photos)

June-September 2016- Our work is featured on the June cover of Nature Methods, in a Nature Methods News and Views article, as well as in several other independent writeups including the UW News, the UW Daily, BioTechniques, HHMI Image of the Week, and Nature Biotechnology! Josh presents the group's work in June at Chromo 2016 in Galway, Ireland, which Aaron also attended, and in August at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

May 2016- Tyler passed his general examination! 

May 2016- Hyeon-Jin presents a poster at UW's Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

April 2016- Our paper "Expansion microscopy with conventional antibodies and fluorescent proteins" is published online at Nature Methods. Great work, team, and a special thanks to our awesome collaborators Dr. Haru Okawa and Prof. Rachel Wong.

March 2016- Josh presents some of our work at University of California, Santa Cruz. 

March 2016- Congratulations to Marco and Min Yen for passing their second year exams! 

February 2016- Congratulations to Grant for being accepted to the HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics