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

Sun W; Gu Y; Wang G F; Fang N . 2012. Dual-Modality Single Particle Orientation and Rotational Tracking of Intracellular Transport of Nanocargos. Analytical Chemistry. 84:1134-1138. abstract
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Liu C; Luo Y; Maxwell E J; Fang N; Chen D D Y . 2011. Potential of Two-Dimensional Electro-Fluid-Dynamic Devices for Continuous Purification of Multiple Components from Complex Samples. Analytical Chemistry. 83:8208-8214. abstract
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Liu C; Qu Y Y; Luo Y; Fang N . 2011. Recent advances in single-molecule detection on micro- and nano-fluidic devices. Electrophoresis. 32:3308-3318. abstract
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Sun W; Xu A S; Marchuk K; Wang G F; Fang N . 2011. Whole-Cell Scan Using Automatic Variable-Angle and Variable-Illumination-Depth Pseudo-Total Internal Reflection Fluorescence Microscopy. JALA. 16:255-262. abstract
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Luo Y; Sun W; Liu C; Wang G F; Fang N . 2011. Superlocalization of Single Molecules and Nanoparticles in High-Fidelity Optical Imaging Microfluidic Devices. Analytical Chemistry. 83:5073-5077. abstract
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Ha J W; Sun W; Wang G F; Fang N . 2011. Differential interference contrast polarization anisotropy for tracking rotational dynamics of gold nanorods. Chemical Communications. 47:7743-7745. abstract
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Gu Y; Sun W; Wang G F; Fang N . 2011. Single Particle Orientation and Rotation Tracking Discloses Distinctive Rotational Dynamics of Drug Delivery Vectors on Live Cell Membranes. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 133:5720-5723. abstract
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Liu C; Luo Y; Fang N; Chen D D Y . 2011. Analyte Distribution at Channel Intersections of Electro-Fluid-Dynamic Devices. Analytical Chemistry. 83:1189-1192. abstract
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Luo Y; Sun W; Gu Y; Wang G F; Fang N . 2010. Wavelength-Dependent Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy: Multiplexing Detection Using Nonfluorescent Nanoparticles. Analytical Chemistry. 82:6675-6679. abstract
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Stender A S; Wang G F; Sun W; Fang N . 2010. Influence of Gold Nanorod Geometry on Optical Response. ACS Nano. 4:7667-7675. abstract
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