Our multidsciplinary laboratory is composed of the following elements:
Cell Culturing & Tissue Engineering
Our laboratory does in-house manufacturing of microfluidics devices, using our low-cost open architecture DYI mask aligner. Other hardware available includes plasma cleaner, spin coater and programmable hot plates.
Alignment marks at two different locations on the mask (black) and on the wafer (red), before alignement alignment.
3D Super-Resolution Microscopy
Our Lattice Light Sheet (LLS) Microscope is based on tech-transfer from the Betzig group at HHMI Janelia. Eric Betzig is the winner of 2014 Nobel Prize “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”. LLS is a combination of two selective plane illumination microscopy (SPIM) and Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) that results in super-resolution images that are 100-fold less phototoxic and 100-fold faster than a conventional commercially available microscope. Click on the picture below to read more.
Excitation (left) and observation (right) water-dipping objectives of our LLSM microscope, with the excitation laser beam imaging a sample.
Prof. Voronov has access to Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) National Supercomputing Centers, the University of Oklahoma’s Supercomputing Center for Education & Research (OSCER) and the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s local HPC clusters.
Prof. Voronov’s undergraduate research assistant Migle Surblyte attending the two-week Petascale Institute at the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which was funded through the 2018-2019 Blue Waters Student Internship award that she won.
FUNDING: The Voronov laboratory has been set up using financial support from the Gustavus and Louise Pfeiffer Research Foundation’s Major Investment grant. Their gracious support is gratefully appreciated!