The Imaging Innovator
Shane Ellis is an assistant professor in imaging innovation and structural imaging. We caught up with him to find out how M4I is pushing imaging technology to its limits – and beyond
What is the aim of your research?
My group develops new instrumental methods and applications to improve the chemical information we can extract from imaging data. I have a strong focus on lipids and find it fascinating that, in almost every tissue studied with MSI, a heterogeneous spatial distribution of lipids is seen, and yet the underlying reasons behind these distributions are not known. More generally, very little is known about the roles of individual lipids in cell metabolism and function – I want to add to our knowledge.
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