A portmanteau of science and dialog, Scialog supports research and multidisciplinary collaboration allowing researchers to address scientific challenges of global significance. For three Arizona State University researchers, selection as grantees for Scialog: Advancing BioImaging will give them a unique opportunity to explore the next generation of imaging technologies in a three-year initiative designed to spark creativity and generate ideas for novel research projects.

Benjamin Bartelle, assistant biomedical engineering professor, and Barbara Smith, associate biomedical engineering professor, in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at ASU, and Douglas Shepherd, an assistant physics professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, were each selected to participate on one of 10 research teams bringing together physicists, biologists, bioengineers and medical imaging specialists to develop solutions in advanced bioimaging.

Each researcher will receive $50,000 in funding to support their team’s project. The Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, and the Frederick Gardner Cottrell Foundation are funding a combined total of $1.15 million to support 23 awards across 10 research teams in this inaugural year.

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