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Charles Lin's Lab

Approach and Findings

The main research focus of our group is to develop minimally invasive optical techniques for in vivo imaging and monitoring of cells and tissues as well as therapeutic applications of lasers. The diagnostic techniques will help to answer important biological questions, such as:

  • In-vivo monitoring of cell trafficking in circulation
  • Imaging of vasculature and microenvironment in tissue
  • Interaction of cells with microenvironment

The therapeutic techniques allow us to target cellular and subcellular structures by means of selective absorption of endogenous or exogenous chromophores. Selective targeting may be helpful for treating various pathologies, such as retinal diseases or destruction of tumors, without causing adverse side effects to healthy tissue.

Recent Publications (more...)

Lee J, Dykstra B, Spencer JA, Kenney LL, Greiner DL, Shultz LD, Brehm MA, Lin CP, Sackstein R, Rossi DJ
mRNA-mediated glycoengineering ameliorates deficient homing of human stem cell-derived hematopoietic progenitors.
J Clin Invest. 2017;:ePub - PMID: 28481220
Yu VW, Yusuf RZ, Oki T, Wu J, Saez B, Wang X, Cook C, Baryawno N, Ziller MJ, Lee E, Gu H, Meissner A, Lin CP, Kharchenko PV, Scadden DT
Epigenetic Memory Underlies Cell-Autonomous Heterogeneous Behavior of Hematopoietic Stem Cells.
Cell. 2017;168(5):944-945 - PMID: 28235203
Yu VW, Yusuf RZ, Oki T, Wu J, Saez B, Wang X, Cook C, Baryawno N, Ziller MJ, Lee E, Gu H, Meissner A, Lin CP, Kharchenko PV, Scadden DT
Epigenetic Memory Underlies Cell-Autonomous Heterogeneous Behavior of Hematopoietic Stem Cells.
Cell. 2016;167(5):1310-1322.e17 - PMID: 27863245
Wilk K, Yeh SA, Mortensen LJ, Ghaffarigarakani S, Lombardo CM, Bassir SH, Aldawood ZA, Lin CP, Intini G
Postnatal Calvarial Skeletal Stem Cells Expressing PRX1 Reside Exclusively in the Calvarial Sutures and Are Required for Bone Regeneration.
Stem Cell Reports. 2017;8(4):933-946 - PMID: 28366454 - PMCID: PMC5390237