Single-Molecule Fluorescence Imaging: molecular scale details help us understand the macroscale world

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Biteen Lab - Summer 2020
The optics lab
Single-molecule super-resolution imaging
Understanding the human gut microbiome
Plasmon-coupled polarization and spectrum reshaping
Developing new single-molecule methods
Quantifying metal nanoantenna mislocalization
Imaging in obligate anaerobic cells
Biteen Lab - Winter 2019
Plasmon-enhanced imaging in living cells
Measuring DNA replication and repair


Real-Time, Super-Resolution Imaging in Microbiology and Nanophotonics

Molecules and their chemical interactions lie at the heart of the world around us. We are understanding biology, physics, and materials science on the molecular scale by bridging the gap between the scale of molecules and the traditional limits of light microscopy. Our research group addresses this fundamental challenge by developing single-molecule fluorescence imaging as a flexible, general technology for ultrahigh-resolution, real-time imaging.

Single-molecule methods have had high impact across the disciplines because they enable high-sensitivity measurements, eliminate heterogeneity in characterization, resolve positions on the nanometer scale, and characterize motions and features in situ—even in live cells. With these approaches, we are answering fundamental, topical questions in bacterial cell biology and metal nanoparticle plasmonics. Read More →

Furthermore, the Biteen Lab is committed to defining what it is to be a scientist in the 21st century. The lab is a safe space in which members with a diversity of backgrounds and goals develop as scientists and as community members. We are committed to establishing a welcoming place for all and a culture in which people from marginalized groups can thrive. Read More →