Dr. Ning Fang
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.
(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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Stender A S; Wang G F; Sun W; Fang N . 2010. Influence of Gold Nanorod Geometry on Optical Response. ACS Nano. 4:7667-7675.
Wang G F; Sun W; Luo Y; Fang N . 2010. Resolving Rotational Motions of Nano-objects in Engineered Environments and Live Cells with Gold Nanorods and Differential Interference Contrast Microscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society. 132:16417-16422.