Tian Group’s research work focus on the chemical analysis of live brain signals. The research group has carried out systematic and innovative work on developing new analytic methods for the precise detection of neurochemicals, designing methods and protocols for brain imaging with long-term stability, and the assembly of new instruments with high spatial and temporal resolution. The major research areas include:
(1) Design and synthesis of multiple-recognition molecules and biosensors for accurate quantitative information on neurochemical molecules.
(2) The construction of stable self-assembly and anti-contamination interfaces for uninterrupted remote measurements of live brains in freely moving animals.
(3) Design and establishment of liquid-liquid interfaces for highly-efficient analysis and interface-based in vivo analytical systems.
(4) Setting-up new instruments for in vivo analysis and building a precise analysis platform for high spatial-temporal resolution imaging of freely moving live animals.