Jessica P. Houston

Assistant Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering, New Mexico State University

Jessica P. Houston, Ph.D., is assistant professor of chemical and materials engineering at New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM).

FIGURE 1. A collection of fluorophores, excited by a short optical pulse (thick line), produces collective fluorescence emission that follows an exponential decay curve with 1/e lifetime τ (a). Regardless of the intensity of the excitation pulse, the decays from identical fluorophores all have the same characteristic lifetime τ (b).

CELL BIOLOGY/FLOW CYTOMETRY: Instrumentation advances add flexibility and quantitation to flow cytometry

Jan. 20, 2015
Despite its usefulness for bioimaging, fluorescence tagging has critical limitations. But a variant called fluorescence lifetime inherently solves longstanding problems and offers...