Single-Molecule & Single-Cell Nanometric Biophysics

Our lab works at the interface between physics, nanotechnology, and biology. We combine quantitative super-resolved fluorescence microscopy, single-particle tracking, single-molecule fluorescence techniques and statistical physics and modeling to study biological systems at various scales, ranging from individual biological macromolecules (proteins, DNA, RNA) to individual cells/bacteria. We aim to understand quantitatively the fundamental physics that controls the central processes that remain unknown/unclear. We are interested in building cutting-edge biophysical tools to boost advances in biology and to gain fresh views of nature, and observing biology and nature to inspire new physics and novel ways to apply physics.

Recent News

05/2020

Congratulations to Jack and Mason for their paper being accepted for publication in Sensors.

03/2020

Our manuscript (currently under review, but available on the bioRxiv preprint server) got the attention of a journalist, who wrote a nice article about it, appearing in the New Scientist magazine.

01/2020

Congratulations to Asmaa (and her co-authors) for her paper being officially accepted for publication at Applied and Environmental Microbiology!

01/2020

Congratulations to Mason Ruiz for receiving a SURF grant (Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship) from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education!

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