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Articles by Christopher Pratt, PhD

About Christopher Pratt, PhD

Christopher Pratt earned his PhD in cell biology and neuroscience from Carnegie Mellon University in 2016 under the guidance of Marcel Bruchez, PhD. For his thesis, he developed and applied novel fluorescent probes to understand synaptic vesicle and ion channel trafficking in the brain, making him a ardent microscopist. With a passion for communicating science and data, Christopher is a regular contributor to Biotium’s Full Spectrum Blog and is a freelance science and medical writer, analyst, and research consultant based in Chicago, Illinois. Visit his website, twitter, or LinkedIn and get in touch!

Optical Imaging in Tissue with Near-Infrared Dyes
Optical Imaging in Tissue with Near-Infrared Dyes
A deep dive into the science, current technologies, and future prospects of near-IR ...
A deep dive into the science, current technologies, and future prospects of near-IR fluorescence for in vivo imaging.
Bring Out Your Dead: Viability PCR to Exclude Dead Cells in Microbial Population and Diversity Studies
Bring Out Your Dead: Viability PCR to Exclude Dead Cells in Microbial Population and Diversity Studies
Have you tried v-PCR yet? In this blog post we explore the endless applications for v-PCR in microbiology, sanitation, and clinical research.
Bringing Light to Extracellular Vesicles
Bringing Light to Extracellular Vesicles
A deep dive into exosomes, their origins, methods for analysis, and tremendous potential for medicine and research.
Seeing More and Brighter Colors with Tyramide Signal Amplification
Seeing More and Brighter Colors with Tyramide Signal Amplification
Let's discuss tyramide signal amplification (TSA), a powerful tool for spatial proteomics and producing bright and high-resolution images.
Background Reducers for Improved Fluorescent Stains
Background Reducers for Improved Fluorescent Stains
Issues with high immunofluorescence background? Check out the best tools to reduce background and improve image quality.
Getting the Whole Picture with Spectral Flow Cytometry
Getting the Whole Picture with Spectral Flow Cytometry
A brief overview of the exciting technology behind spectral cytometry, and how it's advancing the field of flow cytometry.
Blowing Up the Microscopic with Expansion Microscopy
Blowing Up the Microscopic with Expansion Microscopy
Biological structures too small to image? Blow it up instead! Chris Pratt, PhD explores a fascinating imaging technique known as expansion microscopy.
Pushing Biology Forward with Super Resolution
Pushing Biology Forward with Super Resolution
Our resident blog writer Christopher Pratt, PhD explores super-resolution microscopy and the creative tricks used to see beyond the diffraction limit.