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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)

June-September 2016- Our work is featured on the June cover of Nature Methods, in a Nature Methods News and Views article, as well as in several other independent writeups including the UW News, the UW Daily, BioTechniques, and Nature Biotechnology! Josh presents the group's work in June at Chromo 2016 in Galway, Ireland, which Aaron also attended, and in August at the ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.

May 2016- Tyler passed his general examination! 

May 2016- Hyeon-Jin presents a poster at UW's Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Symposium. 

April 2016- Our paper "Expansion microscopy with conventional antibodies and fluorescent proteins" is published online at Nature Methods. Great work, team, and a special thanks to our awesome collaborators Dr. Haru Okawa and Prof. Rachel Wong.

March 2016- Josh presents some of our work at University of California, Santa Cruz. 

March 2016- Congratulations to Marco and Min Yen for passing their second year exams! 

February 2016- Congratulations to Grant for being accepted to the HST-Wellman Summer Institute for Biomedical Optics 

December 2015- Congratulations to Hyeon-Jin for receiving a Mary Gates Research Scholarship! Sarah joins the group as an undergraduate researcher. Samantha has been officially accepted as the newest graduate student member!

November 2015- Josh is pleased to announce the birth of his daughter Jessica, weighing in at nearly 9 lbs. 

September 2015- We hosted the 2015 Super-Resolution Microscopy Workshop which was a great success! 45 participants and ~35 lecturers, teachers, and vendor representatives were in attendance! 

August 2015- Josh presents some of our work at SMLMS 2015 in Bordeaux, France. While boss is away the grad students play!

May 2015- We are pleased to announce we are hosting a super-resolution microscopy workshop September 16th-18th, 2015.

May 2015- Congratulations to Lauren for passing her second-year exam!

April 2015- Congratulations to Tyler and Marco for receiving NSF graduate student fellowships and to Lauren for receiving an honorable mention!

March 2015-
Tran Le, Hyeon-Jin Kim, and Grant Tremel have joined the group as undergraduate researchers-welcome!

March 2015- Josh presents some of our work at Experimental Biology 2015 in Boston, MA.

March 2015- Tyler has passed his second-year exam!

January 2015- Josh presents some of our work at the University of Washington, Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

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!