Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems
At Northeastern’s Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems, we develop imaging tools to highlight chemical processes—enabling clinicians to better diagnose and treat disease.
Chemistry-based imaging—the next frontier in medical science—will lead to advances such as better understanding of disease, faster pathways to treatment, and technologies that harness the brain-machine interface.
Pre-eminent Research Facility
In partnership with Zeiss, an international leader in imaging systems, we’ve created a pre-eminent research facility with five state-of-the-art microscopes that researchers at Northeastern and other institutions can reserve for use.
Our researchers collaborate across six core disciplines—probe development, animal models, probe delivery, imaging technologies, embedded systems, and signal processing—to develop breakthrough imaging tools.
BioE/COS Professor Heather Clark was awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for “Nanosensors for Chemical Imaging of Acetylcholine Using MRI”.
BioE/COS Professor Heather Clark directs the new Chemical Imaging for Living Systems (CILS) Institute which will focus on finding ways to image the chemistry of our bodies.