Yongxin Zhao[Email: yongxin, followed by @media.mit.edu]
Yongxin (Leon) received his BSc in Sun Yat-sen University in China. He then joined the Department of Chemistry in University of Alberta, Canada, and worked on development of directed evolution approaches for improved genetically encoded fluorescent calcium ion and voltage indicators for his PhD. He is the main inventor of GECO and QuasAr families of neural imaging tools. In the Synthetic Neurobiology group, he is interested in developing novel tools to advance neuroscience and related fields.
Tillberg, P.W.*, Chen, F.*, Piatkevich, K.D., Zhao, Y., Yu, C.-C., English, B.P., Gao, L., Martorell, A., Suk, H.-J., Yoshida, F., DeGennaro, E.M., Roossien, D.H., Gong, G., Seneviratne, U., Tannenbaum, S.R., Desimone, R., Cai, D., Boyden, E.S. (2016) Protein-retention expansion microscopy of cells and tissues labeled using standard fluorescent proteins and antibodies, Nature Biotechnology 34:987–992. (*, co-first authors)