Category Archives: Winter Lab Notes

QSTORM to Capitol Hill

Members of the new Congress will learn about QSTORM at NSF’s Arc of Science event February 15, on Capitol Hill.  We are bringing our new quantum dot display kit and our gold-nanoshell DNA-linker model, plus lots of super-res cell images and even 6-foot cutouts of the whole more »

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Jessica is awarded a AAAS Fellowship

One of our QSTORM PIs, Jessica Winter, was recently recognized with a fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Jessica was recognized for “distinguished contributions more »

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Jessica presents at TEDx Columbus

In early November, Jessica was one of the featured presenters at TEDx Columbus. She shared her story about being a cancer nanotechnology researcher who one day finds herself as a cancer patient.

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NSF News features Jessica’s iTunes Podcast

On Friday, September 12, the National Science Foundation’s NSF 360 News Service featured a Museum of Science iTunes podcast with Jessica Winter.  In the podcast, Jessica speaks with QSTORM’s Karine Thate about her latest efforts to commercialize quantum dot technologies more »

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The QSTORM “Nanotechnology” Article was published!

Our Nanotechnology paper has been published. It can be found at this link. The following citation can be used: J. Xu, Q. Fan, K.D. Mahajan, G. Ruan, A. Herrington, K.F. Tehrani, P. Kner, J.O. Winter (2014), Micelle-templated composite quantum dots more »

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‘Nanotechnology’ Article Accepted!

Awesome! —–Original Message—– Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:15 PM Subject: Our final decision on your revised article: NANO-102200.R2 Dear Professor Winter, Re: “Micelle-templated composite quantum dots for super-resolution imaging” by Xu, Jianquan; Fan, Qirui; Mahajan, Kalpesh; Ruan, Gang; Herrington, more »

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Initial Decision on Revised ‘Nanotechnology’ Article

Well, we are closer. These are easily addressable. Peter, Quiri could you look at the below comments and prepare a response. I think the first is mostly about Peter’s methods, just adding them to the manuscript and the second is more »

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Working together to deal with QD-nonspecific binding in fluorescence imaging

Hello QSTORM team, As discussed in the previous QSTORM meeting, we all face the same QD-nonspecific binding issue. I’m working on the particle optimization, and meanwhile I was wondering if you can send me your QD cell staining protocols including more »

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Qirui and Kayvan speak at SPIE Photonics West!

Good luck to Qirui and Kayvan who will both be presenting QSTORM-related work at the upcoming SPIE Photonics West conference in San Francisco! (SPIE is the international society for optics and photonics to advance light-based technologies). Qirui is presenting “Photo-switchable more »

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Updates on the Particles

Hello everyone, here’s some updates with the particles: 1. QD655-IgG QD655 is bigger than QD545, so when I used the previous protocol, not all the QDs can be encapsulated in the DSPE-PEG matrix. This week I adjusted some parameters including more »

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