Optics Team

We are applying tools of physics, optics, and computer science to produce super-resolution multi-color 3D imaging of nanoscale structures inside living cells.

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Principal Investigator

Peter Kner

Peter Kner

Associate Professor of Engineering, University of Georgia

Peter focuses on the development of techniques of super-resolution microscopy and adpative optics for biological research and biomedical applications.

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Participant

Abhijit Marar

Abhijit Marar

Graduate Student, University of Georgia

"I was born in Mumbai, India. I was raised around the world — in Kazakhstan, Algeria, England, India..."

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Research Goals

  • The overall goal of QSTORM-AO is to develop a wavefront-shaping, light-sheet microscope, using photoswitchable quantum dot fluorophores, that will enable 3D single-molecule localization 100um below the surface of a whole organism.
  • The Optics Team is currently designing and building hardware and software components of the system. The new instrument will incorporate Adaptive Optics (AO) and Light Sheet Excitation as well as a novel holographic approach to 3D Single Molecule Localization (SML).

Optics Team Blog & Lab Notes

Optics Team Blog & Lab Notes coming soon! In the meantime, read updates on the QSTORM legacy blog.