Nano-Bio-Optics Lab

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Principal Investigator
Dr. Yoav Shechtman

Zuckerman Faculty Scholar
at  Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Nano-Bio-Optics Lab
Lab Established 2018 Q&A with Yoav Shechtman

Lab research areas

The lab develops novel microscopy tools and applies them to answering biological questions on the nanoscale.

Scholar Profile

Dr. Shechtman is in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he is also a member of the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering. For his doctorate, also from Technion, he applied compressed sensing methods to push the capabilities of optical microscopy.

Dr. Shechtman’s post-doctoral studies were done at Stanford with Prof. W. E. Moerner, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2014. At Stanford, Dr. Shechtman studied single-molecule microscopy, aiming to find ways to observe dynamic processes in living cells. His research is interdisciplinary, at the interface between biomedical engineering, optics, and biology. He applies his background in signal processing and optics to designing novel tools for some of the most challenging applications in current biological microscopy, focusing on nanoscale imaging in live systems. Thus he combines an ability to develop new methodologies for imaging microscopy with a keen interest in observing and understanding the complex mechanisms taking place within living cells.

Dr. Shechtman supervised Zuckerman STEM Leadership Program Postdoc Scholar Dr. Lucien Weiss, who has now established his own lab at Polytechnique Montreal.