Biological Physics - Subdiffraction-limited optics and biological membranes
With nanoscale engineering and biophysical techniques, my interdisciplinary laboratory explores cellular processes at unprecedented resolution. We develop and utilize novel techniques for nanoscale control and analysis of cellular processes, including with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, nanophotoincs, and single-fluorophore localization microcopy. At the moment, we are applying these techniques to understanding cellular response to both synthetic and natural nanomaterials for membrane reorganization and curvature induction. We aim to understand the key material and biological properties that determine the nanoscale processes of biological membranes.