Lucien E. Weiss

Contact: Lucien.e.weiss AT

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Lucien is a Zuckerman Postdoctoral Fellow in Yoav Shechtman's Nano-bio-optics lab at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. His focus is on the development of new instruments and tools to characterize the interactions between biomolecules. This work relates to bettering our understanding of molecular cell biology, creating new types of diagnostic tests, and improving specificity of targeted therapeutics.

During his graduate work in W. E. Moerner's Single-molecule biophysics lab at Stanford University, he studied the Sonic Hedgehog signaling pathway using single-molecule-related methods, particularly single-particle tracking, and also developed single-molecule tools for super-resolution microscopy and data analysis.

Find out more about current and past research projects here, or learn about upcoming and previous talk here!

Reviewer work:

Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical Optics Express, Chemical Physics Letters, Nature Communications Biology, Nature Protocols, Optica, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Photonics Research, Scientific Reports

Current/past society memberships:

  • Biophysical Society

  • Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE)
    Previously elected to the executive committee as the undergraduate councilor

  • Israel Society for Microscopy (ISM)

  • Materials Research Society (MRS)

  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
    Previously elected to the executive committee of the Stanford student chapter

  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

  • Quantitative BioImaging Society (QBI)

Chronological history

  • 1987: Joins Earth Lab

  • 1992-2002: State College Area Friends School

  • 2002-2006: State College Delta Program/State High

  • 2004: First job in the lab with Prof. Will Hancock

  • 2005: Joins iGEM (Cirino/Richards/Tien/Weiss/Farber Labs)

  • 2006: REU at the University of Wisconsin, Nealey Lab

  • 2006-2007: Penn State University

  • 2007: Joins Tien Lab

  • 2008-2010: Harvard University

  • 2008: Joins Lieber Lab

  • 2010-2017: Stanford University for PhD

  • 2010: Joins Moerner Lab

  • 2017: Joins Shechtman Lab

  • 2017-2021: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology as a Postdoc