Our lab works at the interface between physics, nanotechnology, and biology.
- we build cutting-edge biophysical tools to boost advances in biology and to gain fresh sights of nature;
- and we observe biology and nature to inspire new physics and to apply physics in novel ways.
We combine quantitative super-resolved fluorescence microscopy (the technique winning the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry »), single-molecule nanometric techniques and statistical physics/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. (read more about the Science in our lab)
- 01/2018: Congratulations to Jack Freeland for being awarded an Honors College Research Grant!
- 12/2017: Mohammad’s paper (“An Experiment-Based Model Quantifying Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles on Escherichia coli”, a collaboration with Dr. Chen’s group at University of Arkansas) is formally accepted and published by RSC Advances (see Publication).
- 10/2017: We receive a grant from the Honors College, which will help us to build the second super-resolution fluorescence microscope in our lab.
- 09/2017: Congratulations to Sai Divya Challapalli on passing her final defense for her M.S. degree!
- 09/2017: Jack Jiang’s work is reported by UARK Newswire (link)
- 07/2017: Congratulations to Mohammad Haque on passing his final defense for his M.S. degree!
- 06/2017: Our proposal on Ag+ gets funded by Arkansas Biosciences Institute.
- 06/2017: Jack Jiang’s paper (“Robust nonparametric quantification of clustering density of molecules in single-molecule localization microscopy”, co-authored by Sai Divya and our collaborators) is formally accepted by PLOS ONE.
- 04/2017: Congratulations to Austin Brown, Collin Brown and Tiffany Marcelle in our lab for winning several physics scholarships.
- 03/2017: Our paper “Spatial distribution of high copy number plasmids in bacteria” is now published in Plasmids.
- 06/2016: Our paper “Quantitative localization microscopy in combination with DNA smFISH reveals new features of the organization of high-copy number plasmids in bacteria” is formally accepted by Biophysical Journal.
- 06/2016: Our proposal on plasmids gets funded by Arkansas Biosciences Institute.
- 04/2016: Sai Divya Challapalli gave a poster presentation at the 100th Arkansas Academy of Science Meeting.
The research in our lab has been supported by the following funding agencies.