Brighter, stronger, tunier - new flourophores from the Lavis Lab

The Lavis Lab found that adding the four-membered functional group known as azetidines to the classic rhodamine dyes makes the brighter and more photostable. Even cooler, they found that by functionalizing the azetidines they could fine-tune the properties of the dyes, and gave them a whirl in cells too. 

The October installation of the Art of Basic Science is in the works. More soon!