The Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center at Carnegie Mellon University is a collaboration of biologists, chemists, and imaging scientists developing fluorescence technologies for biomedical applications. MBIC is an innovative research environment that focuses on development and application of new scientific tools. MBIC technologies are used in drug discovery, neuroscience, biomedical imaging and cancer biology programs through a variety of partnerships. Technologies launched from MBIC include the Cyanine Dyes (Cy3, Cy5, Cy7), High Content Screening (Cellomics, Inc), Difference In-Gel Electrophoresis (DIGE), Qdots for In-vivo imaging, Fluorogen Activating Proteins, and DNA Nanotags.


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Slide Slide Slide Ratiometric pH sensing revelas dendritic cell antigen transfer to acidic compartments. (Grover, et al. Angew. Chem. 2012) Slide Slide Pow, C.L., et al. (2008) J. Am. Chem. Soc. A Rainbow of Fluoromodules: A Promiscuous scFv Protein Binds to and Activates a Diverse Set of Fluorogenic Cyanine Dyes Slide Multiple FAP clones can bind to distinct fluorogenic dyes without cross-reactivity, a set of orthogonal FAP-fluorogen pairs.

Demonstrated in various papers:
Szent-Gyorgyi, C.S. et al. (2008) Nature Biotech.
Zanotti, K.J. et al. (2011) Org. and Biomol. Chemistry.
Saurabh, S. et al. (2015) ACS Nano.

Latest Publications


  1. Sarkar, S, Armitage, BA. Targeting a Potential G-Quadruplex Forming Sequence Found in the West Nile Virus Genome by Complementary Gamma-Peptide Nucleic Acid Oligomers. ACS Infect Dis. 2021; 7 (6):1445-1456. PubMed PMID:33886274.
  2. Klose, MK, Bruchez, MP, Deitcher, DL, Levitan, ES. Temporally and spatially partitioned neuropeptide release from individual clock neurons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2021; 118 (17):. PubMed PMID:33875606.
  3. Zhong, Z, Ning, J, Boggs, EA, Jang, S, Wallace, C, Telmer, C, Bruchez, MP, Ahn, J, Engelman, AN, Zhang, P, Watkins, SC, Ambrose, Z. Cytoplasmic CPSF6 Regulates HIV-1 Capsid Trafficking and Infection in a Cyclophilin A-Dependent Manner. mBio. 2021; 12 (2):. PubMed PMID:33758083.
  4. Liang, P, Ballou, B, Lv, X, Si, W, Bruchez, MP, Huang, W, Dong, X. Monotherapy and Combination Therapy Using Anti-Angiogenic Nanoagents to Fight Cancer. Adv Mater. 2021; 33 (15):e2005155. PubMed PMID:33684242.
  5. Missinato, MA, Zuppo, DA, Watkins, SC, Bruchez, MP, Tsang, M. Zebrafish heart regenerates after chemoptogenetic cardiomyocyte depletion. Dev Dyn. 2021; 250 (7):986-1000. PubMed PMID:33501711.
  6. Liang, P, Kolodieznyi, D, Creeger, Y, Ballou, B, Bruchez, MP. Subcellular Singlet Oxygen and Cell Death: Location Matters. Front Chem. 2020; 8 :592941. PubMed PMID:33282833.
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MBIC provides an on-line booking system for shared equipment and resources. To obtain a user account please contact either Lydia Perkins Eutsey, or Yehuda Creeger.


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Mellon Institute Center for Cellular Imaging, Measurement, and Analysis (MICCIMA) of MBIC has several instruments available for use. For access and training contact either Lydia Perkins Eutsey, or Yehuda Creeger.


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