Lipoprotein Nanoplatelets: Fluorescent, Zwitterionic Probes for Molecular and Cellular Imaging


Dr. Smith has developed a new class of water-stable nanoplatelets encapsulated in lipoproteins. Nanoplatelets are bright single-molecule emitters, comparable to quantum dots, but with substantially narrower bandwidths. The nanoparticles retain their fluorescence after internalization in cells and thus are suitable for live-cell single-molecule imaging.