QDot Team

Our job is to produce very tiny, very powerful, and very controllable light sources that can illuminate the activities of nanoscale structures inside living cells

Principal Investigator

Jessica O. Winter

Jessica O. Winter

  • Professor, Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
  • The Ohio State University

Jessica is a pioneer in applying nanoparticle-based technologies to biological imaging, medical diagnostics, and research.

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Participants

Kil Ho Lee

Kil Ho Lee

  • Graduate Research Associate
  • The Ohio State University

"I was born in Seoul, Republic of Korea and moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut where I attended high school…"

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Abhilasha "Abby" Dehankar

  • Graduate Research Associate
  • The Ohio State University

"I was born in a small town called Yavatmal in the state of Maharashtra in India, and raised nearby in the city of Amravati…"

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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 Q Dot Team is synthesizing polymer-encapsulated quantum dot fluorophores and testing ways to make them photoswitchable – turning them selectively on and off in response to pulses of laser light.  

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