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2020 Fellow

Phuong Le

PhD Institution
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Phuong completed her PhD in biological imaging, developing a new technology that combines innovative quantum dot nanotechnology and single-molecule counting to provide new insights into cancer and inflammation at single-cell and single-protein scale. This imaging technology is helping us to understand how environmental inputs trigger cell fate, such as division or cell death. As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Phuong has an ambitious interdisciplinary plan to combine her bio-imaging technology experience with stem cell modeling and functional genomics to identify early markers and the time progression for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.