Nano@Tech - Toward Systems Biophotonics: Imaging Biology across High Spatio-Temporal Dimensions and Scales

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Shu Jia
Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University

Abstract: The distribution and interactions of single molecules in three-dimensionally organized cellular networks are fundamental to the function of living systems. Today, we still lack a complete understanding of how local molecular mechanisms are integrated and dynamically mapped over larger scales onto functional activities. The challenges pose high demands for imaging technologies to provide molecular specificity, nanometer-scale resolution, ultrafast speed, and accessibility across larger volumes of tissues. In this presentation, I will talk about my laboratory’s recently developed super-resolution and light-field microscopy, and functional imaging tools for high-throughput extraction of molecular information in cells and tissues with ultrahigh-spatiotemporal resolution and accessibility.

Bio:  Dr. Jia is currently an Assistant Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. He completed postdoctoral training at Harvard University and received a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. Dr. Jia has been recognized for his research with the DARPA Young Faculty Award and NIH MIRA Award.


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