Marcel Bruchez-BrainHub - Carnegie Mellon University

Marcel Bruchez

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences and Chemistry
Director, Molecular Biosensors and Imaging Center

Marcel BruchezMarcel Bruchez develops novel fluorescent probes that can be used to view and monitor cell protein activity in living systems. He is currently developing technologies that will allow researchers to study protein synthesis, folding, trafficking, synapse formation and activity in the brains of living subjects.

Bruchez played a key role in developing quantum dots, nanometer-sized particles that can be used to tag proteins and label cells, a technology that was named one of Science Magazine’s Top Ten Scientific Innovations of 2003. Bruchez was also named one of the Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review Magazine in 2004.