Bio-Medical Optics

Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology

This group focuses on the development and application of novel optical trapping and manipulation techniques to biological problems. Focus areas include the use of optical tweezers for molecular- and cellular-scale manipulation and the integration of optical manipulation with microfluidics.

     

Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology (BT)

Optical TrappingOptical trapping has been widely used to uncover fundamental aspects of molecular and cellular biology, including understanding the movement mechanisms of molecular motors and the forces involved in cell adhesion. This group focuses on the development and application of novel optical trapping and manipulation techniques to biological problems. Focus areas include the use of evanescent fields and state of the art optical tweezers for molecular- and cellular-scale manipulation, integration of optical manipulation with microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip technologies and optical sorting and optical methods for cell biology.

 

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NameAffiliationTitle
Anna S Bezryadina California State University NorthridgeChair
Peter John Reece University of New South WalesVice Chair
Simon Hanna University of BristolChair-Elect
Rekha Gautam Vanderbilt UniversitySocial Media Officer
Justus Chukwunonso Ndukaife Vanderbilt University; Sc of EngineeringWebinar Officer

On-Demand Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group, on-demand.