The Development of techniques for three-dimensional super-resolution fluorescence microscopy and their application to biological systems
- Michael Anthony Thompson.
- Aug. 2011.
- Physical description
- online resource (xxi, 241 pages) : illustrations (some color)
- Thompson, Michael Anthony.
- Boxer, Steven G. (Steven George), 1947- thesis advisor.
- Fayer, Michael D. thesis advisor.
- Moerner, W. E. (William Esco), 1953- thesis advisor (primary).
- Stanford University. Department of Chemistry.
- Stanford University. Committee on Graduate Studies. degree grantor.
- Includes bibliographical references.
- Fluorescence microscopy is one of the most widely used tools in cell biology due its intrinsically high detection sensitivity coupled with the ability to genetically label proteins and other cellular structures with fluorescent tags. However, the resolution of fluorescence microscopy has historically been limited to about 200 nm laterally and 800 nm axially because of the diffraction limit of visible light. In the past five years, imaging below the diffraction limit ("super-resolution imaging") by localizing single fluorophores, one at a time (1-3), has opened a wide a variety of new biological systems for study. This Dissertation is a collection of both techniques for two and three dimensional super-resolution imaging as well as applications in bacterial and yeast imaging. References 1. Betzig E, et al (2006) Imaging intracellular fluorescent proteins at nanometer resolution. Science 313: 1642-1645. 2. Hess ST, Girirajan TPK & Mason MD (2006) Ultra-high resolution imaging by fluorescence photoactivation localization microscopy. Biophys J 91: 4258-4272. 3. Rust MJ, Bates M & Zhuang X (2006) Sub-diffraction-limit imaging by stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM). Nat Methods 3: 793-795.
- Publication date
- Submitted to the Department of Chemistry and the Committee on Graduate Studies of Stanford University.
- Thesis (Ph.D.)--Stanford University, 2011.