Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Rao's current research interests include probe chemistry and nanotechnology for molecular imaging and diagnostics.

The lab's main research focus is to design, synthesize, and evaluate novel molecular probes for imaging or manipulating targeted biomolecules in normal and diseased states. New projects often begin by identifying an important molecular target and then designing specific probes for that target. Next we evaluate new probes by performing cellular and in vivo imaging experiments.