After doing postdoctoral research at Stanford University, he joined Arizona State University, where he is currently an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry. His research focuses on the development of single cell genomics and proteomics technologies with novel fluorescent probes, which will enable the systematic analysis of the identities, positions and abundances of a large number of different biological molecules in individual cells in structured tissues. The goal is to explore the molecular mechanisms of complex diseases, including cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and transform their diagnosis and therapy to enable personalized medicine.