Fluorescence microscopy

Observing the interactions of cells with materials requires the spatial and temporal resolution provided by fluorescence microscopy. The Payne Lab uses fluorescence microscopy to measure oxidative stress in cells, track nanoparticles as they are transported through cells, and detect changes in membrane potential. In addition to fluorescence microscopy, students in the Payne Lab develop expertise in electron microscopy, fluorescence and UV-Vis spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, cell culture, and molecular biology.