Molecular Imaging and Microscopy Lab

We take interdisciplinary approach to develop fluorescence molecular imaging tools.


We work on the development of tools and materials for fluorescence molecular imaging, with particular emphasis on single-molecule imaging and microscopy. Our research focuses on the development of microfluidics-based fluorescence imaging platform, development of near-infrared and shortwave infrared fluorescent nanoparticles, development of new single-molecule tracking methods, and DNA-protein hybrid nanostructure.  

Lab Members 2020

The complex dynamics of stem-cell tethers and slings (KAUST Discovery)

KAUST scientists conduct experiments that may help to improve stem-cell transplantations and to find new treatments for metastasizing cancers. © 2021 KAUST; Anastasia Serin.

Latest News

24 May, 2023

KAUST researchers named Lindau Nobel Laureates

Three researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) are among some 600 young scientists from around the world invited to attend the 72nd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, June 25-30, 2023. Hajar Al-Zarah is recognized for excellence in the fields of bioscience.

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26 January, 2023

An Insta Science Journey

KAUST biologist Aigerim Rakhmatulina is using social media to teach and inspire other women scientists.

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11 January, 2023

a New Publication

We are pleased to start the #2023year by announcing our recent #publication in Hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) and leukemic cell homing 2023 - co-first-authored with our colleagues Abdullah Alghamdi, Amar Tamra and Aigerim Rakhmatulina, and co-authored with Shuho Nozue, Asma Alamoodi, Mansoor aldehaiman, Ioannis Isaioglou, Prof. Jasmeen Merzaban, and Prof. Satoshi Habuchi. Wish you all the success and delightful accomplishments in this year 2023.

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