Ke Xu

Ke Xu

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry; Chevron Chair in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry

478 Stanley Hall
UC Berkeley

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Research Areas

Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation and BioMEMS & Nanotechnology

Research Interests

Our research over the past few years has focused on the development of super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and its application in biology. In particular, we recently developed methods to achieve optical resolutions of better than 10 nm, and optically resolved actin filaments in mammalian cells. This led to the discovery in axons of a novel cytoskeleton structure that is periodic at the nanometer-scale. While continuingly pushing forward the resolution limit and adding new capabilities, we are also interested in combining the excellent resolving power of super-resolution microscopy with other techniques that can provide local control for cell behavior, including microfluidics and nanofabrication.