Assaf Gilad is the division chief of Synthetic Biology and Regenerative Medicine in the Institute for Quantitative Health Science and Engineering (IQ).

The overarching theme of Dr. Gilad’s research harnesses the intersection of radiology and molecular biology to develop new in vivo imaging technologies that can be used to address fundamental biological questions. The lab works to develop novel genetically encoded and nanoparticles biosensors for both MRI detection and neuromodulation.

The lab is interested in the interface between biology and electronics at the protein level. The team is engineering new proteins that can improve medical diagnostics, disease treatment, tissue regeneration, and biotechnological process.

Podcast courtesy of Russ White. Original audio file and transcript available at WKAR MSU Today