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

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 the understanding of 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, as well as optical sorting and optical methods for cell biology.

 


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

Congratulations to Anna Bezryadina, the new chair of the Optical Trapping and Manipulation in Molecular and Cellular Biology Technical Group! If you are a member of this group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with Anna as she begins her term as chair.