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Welcome! We are a research group in the
Department of Chemistry, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, and the Biological Physics, Structure and Design Program at the University of Washington. We develop new chemical tools for biological imaging and apply these tools to problems in biology.

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Recent News (click here for more news and photos)

December 2014- Marco Howard and Min Yen Lee officially join the Vaughan Group!

November 2014- Paper on model of endoplasmic reticulum morphologies (some of Josh's postdoctoral work) to appear in PNAS.

October 2014-
Josh attends the Burroughs Wellcome CASI retreat in La Jolla, CA, and gives a poster presentation on the group's research. The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for single-molecule imaging and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy--congratulations to Eric Betzig, Stefan Hell, W.E. Moerner, and the many others who contributed to the rapid growth and many successes in these fields over the past 10-20 years!!

September 2014-
Josh gives a lecture on the group's research in Portland, OR at Reed College, his alma mater.

August 2014-
We hosted the 2014 Super-Resolution Microscopy Workshop which was a great success! 46 participants and ~35 lecturers, teachers, and vendor representatives were in attendance! 

June 2014- Our review of photoswitchable fluorescent probes was just accepted for publication!

June 2014- Honglin, Aaron, and Josh attend the Bioimaging at the Nanoscale symposium at OHSU. Josh gives a lecture.

May 2014-
We are pleased to announce we are hosting a super-resolution microscopy workshop August 27-29th, 2014.

April 2014-
The Vaughan group participated in its first group outreach venture, PAWS, at the Pacific Science Center.

April 2014- Congratulations to Tyler Chozinski for receiving Honorable Mention on his NSF Graduate Fellowship application. 

April 2014- Honglin Li has arrived at UW to join the group as a new postdoc!

March 2014- Paper on large depth of focus super-resolution imaging (some of Josh's postdoctoral work) to appear in Nature Photonics.

February 2014
- The Vaughan group welcomes its first postdoc, Aaron Halpern!

November 2013- Tyler Chozinski and Lauren Gagnon officially join the Vaughan Group!

September 2013
- Everyone begins their first full quarter at UW. We complete setting up our first microscope.

August 2013- The group heads to Mt. Rainier to enjoy the last bits of summer before classes begin.

July 2013
- Josh, Tyler, and Lauren arrive at UW to begin putting together the new lab!