Dr. Ning Fang

Ames Laboratory Associate and Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
2101C Hach Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-3206
Email nfang@iastate.edu

Research Interests

Far-field optical imaging methods are essential for precise visualization of the dynamics of biomolecules and nanoparticles because they require no contact and make minimal intrusion to the sample. The research in the Fang Laboratory is aimed to open up new frontiers in chemical and biological discovery through the development and use of a novel optical imaging platform, which provides sub-diffraction-limited spatial resolution, high angular resolution, excellent detectability, and nanometer localization precision for single molecules and nanoparticles in live biological samples and microfluidic devices.

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • 2006  Ph.D., the University of British Columbia, Canada
  • 1998  B.S. from Xiamen University, China

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 - present  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
  • 2006 to 2008    Postdoctoral Associate at Iowa State University with Prof. Edward S. Yeung

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Ha J W; Marchuk K; Fang N . 2012. Focused Orientation and Position Imaging (FOPI) of Single Anisotropic Plasmonic Nanoparticles by Total Internal Reflection Scattering Microscopy. Nano Letters. 12:4282-4288. abstract
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Gu Y; Sun W; Wang G F; Jeftinija K; Jeftinija S; Fang N . 2012. Rotational dynamics of cargos at pauses during axonal transport. Nature Communications. 3:1030. abstract
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Xiao L H; Ha J W; Wei L; Wang G F; Fang N . 2012. Determining the Full Three-Dimensional Orientation of Single Anisotropic Nanoparticles by Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy. Angewandte Chemie-International Edition. 51:7734-7738. abstract
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Stender A S; Augspurger A E; Wang G F; Fang N . 2012. Influence of Polarization Setting on Gold Nanorod Signal at Nonplasmonic Wavelengths Under Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy. Analytical Chemistry. 84:5210-5215. abstract
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Gu Y; Di X W; Sun W; Wang G F; Fang N . 2012. Three-Dimensional Super-Localization and Tracking of Single Gold Nanoparticles in Cells. Analytical Chemistry. 84:4111-4117. abstract
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Marchuk K; Guo Y J; Sun W; Vela J; Fang N . 2012. High-Precision Tracking with Non-blinking Quantum Dots Resolves Nanoscale Vertical Displacement. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 134:6108-6111. abstract
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Wang G F; Fang N; Conn P M . 2012. Detecting and Tracking Nonfluorescent Nanoparticle Probes in Live Cells. Imaging and Spectroscopic Analysis of Living Cells: Optical and Spectroscopic Techniques. 504:83-108. abstract
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Ha J W; Sun W; Stender A S; Fang N . 2012. Dual-Wavelength Detection of Rotational Diffusion of Single Anisotropic Nanocarriers on Live Cell Membranes. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116:2766-2771. abstract
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Martin-Ortigosa S; Valenstein J S; Sun W; Moeller L; Fang N; Trewyn B G; Lin V S Y; Wang K . 2012. Parameters Affecting the Efficient Delivery of Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticle Materials and Gold Nanorods into Plant Tissues by the Biolistic Method. Small. 8:413-422. abstract
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Guo Y J; Marchuk K; Sampat S; Abraham R; Fang N; Malko A V; Vela J . 2012. Unique Challenges Accompany Thick-Shell CdSe/nCdS (n > 10) Nanocrystal Synthesis. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 116:2791-2800. abstract
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