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Sunitha Nagrath co-directs new U-M Cancer Core

Core is designed to facilitate investigators with experimental design, rare cell procurement and single cell analysis| Short Read
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IMAGE:  Rhonda Jack and Sunitha Nagrath in NCRC lab

We are pleased to announce the opening of the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center-supported Single Cell Analysis Core (SCAC). Single cell analysis has recently shown great promise in developing novel understanding of cell populations in health and disease. This new initiative, co-directed by Evan Keller and Sunitha Nagrath, is designed to facilitate Cancer Center investigators with experimental design, rare cell procurement and single cell DNA and RNA analysis. Current post doctoral fellow and former chemical engineering PhD student Rhonda Jack will oversee rare cell isolation from samples, using MEMS technologies developed in the Nagrath lab.

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Rhonda Jack and Sunitha Nagrath
The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

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