•  Huang, T; Phelps, C; Wang, J; Lin, LJ; Bittel, A; Scott, Z; Jacques, S; Gibbs, SL; Gray, JW; Nan, XL*. Simultaneous multicolor single-molecule tracking with single-laser excitation via spectral imaging. Biophys. J., 114, 301 (2018). view online


  • Ritchie, C; Mack, A; Harper, L; Alfadhli, A; Stork, PJS; Nan, XL; Barklis, E*. Analysis of K-Ras Interactions by biotin ligase tagging. Cancer Genomics Proteomics. 14, 225 (2017). view online
  • Zhang, Y; Huang, T; Jorgens, DM; Nickerson, A; Lin, LJ; Pelz, J; Gray, JW; Lopez, CS*; Nan, XL*. Quantitating morphological changes in biological samples during scanning electron microscopy sample preparation with correlative super-resolution microscopy. Plos One, 12(5), e0176839 (2017). view online
  • Creech, MK; Wang, J; Nan, XL*; Gibbs, SL*. Superresolution imaging of clinical formalin fixed paraffin embedded breast cancer with single molecule localization microscopy. Sci. Rep., 7, 40766 (2017). view online


  • Bittel, AM; Nickerson, A; Saldivar, IS; Dolman, NJ; Nan, XL; Gibbs, SL. Methodology for quantative characterization of fluorophore photoswitching to predict superresolution microscopy image quality. Sci. Rep., 6, 29687 (2016). view online
  • Sylman, JL; Daalkhaijav, U; Zhang, Y; Gray, EM; Farhang, PA; Chu, TT; Zilberman-Rudenko, J; Puy, C; Tucker, EI; Smith, SA; MOrrissey, JH; Walker, TW; Nan, XL; Gruber, A; McCarty, OJT. Differential roles of Coagulation Factor XI and XII in regulating the physical biology of fibrin. Ann. Biomed. Eng., 45(5), 1328(2016). view online
  • Chen, M; Peters, A; Huang, T; Nan, XL*. Ras dimer formation as a new signaling mechanism and potential cancer therapeutic target. mini-Review in Medicinal Chemistry, 16, 391(2016). view online
  • Peters, A; Nickerson, A; Lin, LJ; Nan, XL*. Quantitative superresolution microscopy for cancer biology and medicine. In Super-resolution Imaging in Medicine and Biology. Edited by Alberto Diaspro and Marc AMJ van Zandvoort. Taylor & Francis Books, Inc. (2016).


  • Nan, XL*; Meyer-Tamguney, T ; Collisson, EA ; Lin, LJ ; Pitt, C ; Galeas, J ; Lewis, S ; Gray, JW*; McCormick, F*; Chu, S*. Ras-GTP dimers activate the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) pathway. PNAS, 112(26), 7996 (2015). 
    Also view the commentary on our article, 'Seeing is believing - Ras dimers visualized in live cells' by Drs. Mark Philips and Channing Der.
  • Baker-Groberg, S; Phillips, KG; Healy, LD; Itakura, A; Porter, JE; Newton, PK; Nan, XL; McCarty, OJT. Critical behavior of subcellular density organization during neutrophil activation and migration. Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering, 8(4), 543 (2015).


  • Nickerson, A; Huang, T; Lin, LJ; Nan, XL*. Photoactivated localization microscopy with bimolecular fluorescence complementation (BiFC-PALM) for nanoscale imaging of protein-protein interactions in cells. PLoS ONE. 9(6), e100589 (2014). View online


  • Nan, XL*; Collisson, EA; Kuo, SYL ; Huang, J; Meyer, TM; Liphardt, J; McCormick, F; Gray, JW; Chu, S. Quantitative single-molecule superresolution imaging allows visualization of Raf dimerization and signaling. PNAS, 110(46), 18519 (2013). Highlighted in Sci. Transl Med: 5, 211ec187 (2013). View online
  • Itakura, A; Aslan, JE; Kusanto, BT; Phillips, KG; Nan, XL; Insall, RH; Chernoff, JC; McCarty, OJT. p21-activated kinase (PAK) regulates cytoskeletal reorganization and directional migration in human neutrophils. PLoS ONE, 8(9), e73063:1 (2013). View online
  • Ying, H; Nan, XL; Sengupta, P; Lippincott-Schwartz, J ; Cang, H. Accelerating 3B single molecule super-resolution microscopy with cloud computing. Nature Methods, 10, 96 (2013). View online

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