W. E. Moerner, photo courtesy of L.A. Cicero, Stanford University Azimuthal polarization filtering for accurate, precise, and robust single-molecule localization microscopy Matthew Lew Dissertation Defense Washington University in St. Louis The role of molecular dipole orientation in single-molecule fluorescence microscopy and implications for super-resolution imaging
October 2014: My PhD advisor, W. E. Moerner, along with Eric Betzig and Stefan W. Hell, has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy." Read
October 2014: Our article "Azimuthal polarization filtering for accurate, precise, and robust single-molecule localization microscopy" is published at Nano Lett. Read
September 2014: I successfully defended my dissertation, "Engineering New Capabilities into Optical Microscopes: Toward Measuring the Three-Dimensional Position and Orientation of Single Molecules in Living Cells".
May 2014: I have accepted an appointment to a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. I will start in the summer of 2015.
December 2013: Our review of molecular dipole orientation and its implications for super-resolution imaging is published in ChemPhysChem. Journal

I develop cutting-edge imaging technologies for visualizing the intricate behaviors of biomolecules in living organisms.

As a Postdoctoral Scholar in the de la Zerda Group at Stanford University, I design and build optical instruments that help scientists observe complex changes in the expression of biomarkers in the context of living tissues.