Group with Hello by Xu Zhen, 2022

L-R: Annina, Pierre, Abhiji , Boss, Anish, Davis, Pete, Ashwin, Memo, Andrew.


Past Group Photos:

2018,2016,2014,2012,2011,2009,2008, 2007, 2006,2002,2000


The Moerner Lab places great emphasis on an open, collaborative, shared, inclusive, and diverse environment, which respects the ideas and contributions of all lab members. All forms of harassment and discrimination are not allowed here. We actively welcome and encourage applications from women and other members of groups that are often marginalized in STEM research. We ascribe specifically to the Equity and Inclusion framework of the Chemistry Department at Stanford Unversity.




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Principal Investigator
Professor W. E. Moerner
Principal Investigator
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Physical chemistry/chemical physics: individual molecules in condensed phases, single biomolecules in cells probed by far-field and near-field optical imaging and spectroscopy; controllable fluorophores and 3D methods for superresolution imaging in cells; trapping and studying single antenna proteins and enzymes in solution; nanoantennas to produce enhanced interactions between light and matter.

Information about Prof. Moerner, including CV, photos, and publications

Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars

Dr. Peter Dahlberg
SLAC Scientific Collaborato

Wolfgang Panofsky Fellow

Staff Scientist III, SLAC



Dr. William (Memo) Carpenter
Postdoctoral Scholar



Dr. Pierre Jouchet
Postdoctoral Scholar



Dr. Andrew Barentine
Postdoctoral Scholar



Dr. Leonid Andronov
Postdoctoral Scholar



Dr. Michelle Kueppers
Postdoctoral Scholar



Graduate Students

Mr. Davis Perez
Graduate student, Chemistry

Stanford Graduate Fellowship



Mr. Ashwin Balaji
Graduate student, Biophysics Program

Stanford Graduate Fellowship


Other Students and Researchers

None at present

Lab Alumni with Initial/Current Position (if known)

At IBM Almaden Research Laboratory, San Jose, CA:

  • Dr. Alan Huston - Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C.
  • Dr. Howard Lee - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Dr. Thomas Carter - Dept. of Chemistry, Michigan State University
  • Dr. Lothar Kador - University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Dr. W. Pat Ambrose - Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Basche - Universitaet Mainz, Germany
  • Dr. Paul Tchenio - Lab. Aime Cotton, Orsay, France
  • Prof. Stephen Ducharme - Dept. of Physics, Univ. Nebraska
  • Dr. Peggy Walsh - Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park, CA
  • Dr. John Stankus - Motorola Corporation, Austin, TX
  • Dr. Scott Silence - Xerox Corp., Webster, New York
  • Dr. Constantina Poga - Allied-Signal Corp.
  • Dr. Yiwei Jia - University of Pennsylvania

At University of California at San Diego:

  • Ms. Courtney Thompson - graduate student at the Chemistry Department, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Dr. David J. Norris - Staff Member at NEC Research Institute, Princeton, New Jersey , now Professor of Materials Engineering, ETH Zuerich
  • Dr. Anders Grunnet-Jepsen - Research Scientist at Templex, Eugene, Oregon, now at Intel
  • Dr. Susanne Kummer - Researcher at Ludwigs-Maximilian Universitaet, Muenchen, Germany, now at Picoquant
  • Dr. Rob Dickson - Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Dr. Maria Diaz-Garcia - Professor in the Physics Department, Alicante, Spain
  • Mr. James Frazier - a real job working in San Diego
  • Mr. Tim Marsh - now employed at UCSD
  • Ms. Julie Casperson - graduate study at CalTech
  • Ms. Laura Neurauter - undergraduate work at UCSD
  • Mr. Barry Smith - graduate study in mathematics, UCSD

At Stanford University:

  • Dr. Erwin J. G. Peterman - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Arosha Goonesekera - Nanometrics, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA
  • Dr. Sophie Brasselet - Ecole Normale Polytechnique de Cachan, France, now Professor at Univ. Marseilles, France
  • Dr. Brahim Lounis - CNRS and Univ. Bordeaux, France
  • Mr. Andre Leopold - Univ. Bayreuth, Germany
  • Mr. Erik Bjerneld - Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Mr. Shaumo Sudhukhan - graduated and entered the Real World
  • Ms. Yeonsuk Roh - graduate study at the University of Texas, Austin
  • Dr. Ueli Gubler - Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology
  • Dr. Dan Wright - Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France; now faculty at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY
  • Dr. Matt Paige - University of Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada
  • Dr. Oksana Ostroverkhova - postdoc at University of Alberta, Canada, now Professor in the Department of Physics, Oregon State University
  • Dr. Stephan Hess - BASF Research, Germany
  • Dr. Marija Vrljic - Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Jason Deich - Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Johann Schleier-Smith - Jumpstart Technologies
  • Dr. Kallie Willets - Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois , now Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Temple University
  • Dr. Hans-Philipp Lerch - Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
  • Dr. Stefanie Nishimura - Postdoc McConnell Lab, now researcher at Applied Biosystems
  • Dr. David P. Fromm - Agilent Laboratories, Palo Alto, CA
  • Dr. P. James Schuck - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Ms. Jennifer Alyono - graduate study at the University of California, San Diego
  • Dr. Jaesuk Hwang - ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mr. Kit Werley - graduate study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Hanshin Hwang - LG Research Center, Korea
  • Mr. Naveen Sinha - graduate study at Harvard University
  • Dr. Adam E. Cohen - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University
  • Dr. Laurent Coolen - University of Paris
  • Dr. Marcelle Koenig - Picoquant GMBH, Berlin
  • Dr. Andrea Kurtz - Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, Novartis, Boston, MA
  • Dr. So Yeon Kim - Researcher, Korea n Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS)
  • Dr. Frank Jaeckel - Department of Physics, Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet, Munich
  • Mr. Jian Cui - graduate study at MIT
  • Ms. Nicole Tselentis - Adaptive Technology Laboratory, Harvard
  • Dr. Magnus Hsu - University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Dr. Nick Conley - Postdoctoral Researcher, SMIS Program, Stanford University
  • Dr. Julie Biteen - Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biophysics Program, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Sam Lord - Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, now Research Specialist at University of California, San Francisco
  • Dr. Shigeki Iwanaga - returns to Sysmex Corporation, Japan
  • Dr. Anika Kinkhabwala - Staff Scientist at Solopower Corp., San Jose, CA
  • Dr. Alexandre Fuerstenberg - Dept. Struct. Biol./Bioinformatics, University of Geneva
  • Mr. Andrey Andreev - St. Petersburg Polytechnical University, Russia
  • Dr. Jianwei Liu - Dept. of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Dr. Steven F. Lee - Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Majid Badieirostami - Cancer Center, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Dr. Randall Goldsmith - Faculty of the Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Michael Thompson - McKinsey and Company, Dallas, Texas
  • Mr. Alex Chang - Stanford University
  • Dr. Hsiao-lu Denise Lee - Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University, now at McKinsey and Company, Taiwan
  • Ms. Yao Yue - Notre Dame de Namur University, Belmont, California
  • Dr. Whitney Duim - Bewersdorf Lab, Yale University, now at University of California, Davis
  • Dr. Yan Jiang - Wesley Wong Lab, Harvard Medical School
  • Ms. Katie Evans - University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Lana Lau - IMS Consulting Group, San Francisco, CA
  • Dr. Sam Bockenhauer - ACS Congressional Fellow, Washington, DC
  • Dr. Andreas Gahlmann - Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia
  • Dr. Steffen Sahl - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Goettingen, Germany
  • Dr. Gabriela Schlau-Cohen - Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Chemistry, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Matthew Lew, Postdoctoral Researcher, Dept. Structural Biology, Stanford School of Medicine
  • Visiting Scholar Prof. Michael Börsch, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
  • Dr. Marissa Lee, Cepheid Corporation
  • Dr. Mikael Backlund, Harvard Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics
  • Dr. Yoav Shechtman, Dept. Biomedical Engineering, The Technion, Haifa, Israel
  • Dr. Quan Wang, Lews-Sigler Fellow, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
  • Dr. Adam Backer, Truman Fellow, Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Dr. Saumya Saurabh, Lucy Shapiro Lab, Developmental Biology, Stanford University
  • Dr. Lucien Weiss, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Postdoctoral Scholar, The Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Lexy von Diezmann, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Utah Center for Cell and Genome Science
  • Dr. Hsiang-Yu Yang, Adobe Inc., San Jose
  • Dr. Camille Bayas, IndigoAG, Boston, MA
  • Visiting Scholar Prof. Christy Landes, Department of Chemistry, Rice University
  • Dr. Allison Squires, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Institute of Molecular Engineering
  • Dr. Joshua Yoon, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
  • Dr. Colin Comerci, Division of Biological Sciences, University of California, San Diego
  • Dr. Maurice Lee, A*STAR Service in Singapore
  • Dr. Anna-Karin Gustavsson, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Rice University
  • Dr. Petar Petrov, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dr. Leonhard Möckl, Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Light, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dr. Dannielle McCarthy, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Redwood City, CA
  • Dr. Jiarui Wang, Berkeley Lights, Emeryville, CA
  • Dr. Anish Roy, Xiao Wang Lab, Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA    
  • Dr. Abhijit Lavania, Double-Helix Optics, Boulder, CO
  • Dr. Annina Sartor, Rocky Mountain Institute, Oakland, CA