image_alt_text
10

Garry Nolan, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2014
For development of new single cell analysis tools and applying these to understand complex cell systems

Nolan Wins Funds to ‘Map’ Lineages in Ovarian Cancer Cells

Via Stanford Medicine | November 19, 2012

Garry Nolan, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology, is the first recipient of the Ovarian Cancer Research Program’s Teal Innovator Award. The $3.2 million, five-year award, which is administered by the Department of Defense, is intended to advance the understanding and treatment of ovarian cancer.

The OCRP is one of several Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs that have arisen since the early 1990s. The programs represent a partnership among the DOD, Congress and the public to fund research into specific diseases or medical conditions. More than 90 research programs have been funded so far, focusing on topics as diverse as Gulf War illness, multiple sclerosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, spinal cord injuries and many others.

...

The Soul of a Cell: Stanford Researchers Used Advanced Instrument to Read Cells’ Minds

Via Stanford Medicine | May 5, 2011

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a machine already in use for the measurement of impurities in semiconductors and used it to analyze immune cells in far more detail than has been possible before. The new technology lets scientists take simultaneous measurements of dozens of features located on and in cells, whereas the existing technology typically begins to encounter technical limitations at about a half-dozen.

The investigators were able not only to simultaneously categorize more immune cell types than ever before seen at once but, at the same time, to peer inside those cells and learn how various internal processes differed from one cell type to the next.

“We can tell not only what kind of cell it is, but essentially what it’s thinking, what it’s been doing, and what it may soon do or become,” said Garry Nolan, PhD, professor of microbiology and immunology and the senior author of the study detailing the advance, published May 6 in Science.

...