Our Arpiar Saunders has published his atlas of the mouse brain. Using single-cell sequencing, our lab unmasked the unique genetic signatures of more than 560 cell populations across nine brain regions. Here's an article about the trials and tribulations of creating the study, as well as its implications for scientific research.
Evan Macosko has received the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, a grant that funds high-risk, high-reward projects from early-career investigators. The proposed project must be deemed creative and high-impact, and since the investigator cannot have received a previous R01, preliminary data is optional. The New Innovators are considered to be among the best and brightest newcomers to PI-dom and each receive a bio on the NIH website, along with $300K per year of flexible spending for their lab.
Evan has been a co-PI on other grants, but this award is his first major grant as a solo PI. The project he proposed was Slide-seq, a technique to investigate gene expression while preserving spatial resolution or put another way: to see which RNA is where across a tissue. Read More