By combining single-molecule techniques with cell membrane conductivity, scientists in the Gafni/Steel group hope explain cell toxicity in the progression of the disease.

A single molecule look at Alzheimer's
By combining single-molecule techniques with cell membrane conductivity, scientists in the Gafni/Steel group hope explain cell toxicity in the progression of the disease.

This composite image by Robin Johnson was a finalist in the first annual image competition sponsored by the Biophysical Society

The Art of Fluorescence
This composite image by Robin Johnson was a finalist in the first annual image competition sponsored by the Biophysical Society

Super-resolution fluorescence localization imaging techniques make it possible to image biological systems with ~20nm lateral resolution using fluorescent probes.  Members of the Veatch group are using these techniques to image proteins and lipids on the cell surface.

Probing membranes at the nano-scale
Super-resolution fluorescence localization imaging techniques make it possible to image biological systems with ~20nm lateral resolution using fluorescent probes.

High Performance Computing
Biophysicists use computing clusters to perform molecular modeling, neural network simulations, and single molecule image analysis.

Tracking single molecules in inhomogeneous membranes

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Tracking single molecules in inhomogeneous membranes: Members of the Veatch group monitor the localization and diffusion of lipid probes embedded within phase separated bilayer membranes.

An innovative NMR spectroscopy method to speed up data acquisition from membrane proteins from the Ramamoorthy Lab

Fast NMR of Bicells
An innovative NMR spectroscopy method to speed up data acquisition from membrane proteins from the Ramamoorthy Lab

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