Yamuna Krishnan

Professor of Chemistry
University of Chicago

A highly interdisciplinary lab, we seek to create powerful molecular imaging tools where none exist and unplug decades-old bottlenecks that have prevented quantitative measurements in biology.  Our lab has pioneered a new class chemical imaging technology that can quantitate spatial and temporal dynamics of second messengers in cells and in vivo. Because we can now localize virtually any detection chemistry tissue-specifically, and in subcellular organelles of live organisms, we are now developing transformative tools to investigate host-pathogen interactions in microbiome space.