Dr. Kyle M. Douglass is a researcher specializing in optical sensing, microscopy, and statistical data analysis with applications in soft matter and fundamental cell biology. Currently, he is working at the EPFL where he is developing high-throughput, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy technologies for investigating the structural biology of genes and organelles. He is financially supported by a SystemsX.ch Transition Post-doc Fellowship.


August 28 - September 1, 2016

Kyle is giving a poster presentation on his work developing a new microscope illumination system for large field of view single molecule imaging at SMLMS 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. This will be followed by another poster presentation and lightning talk at All SystemsX.ch Day in Bern, Switzerland on September 1.

May 25-27, 2016

Kyle will give a short presentation on his recent work concerning quantitative fluorescence imaging of telomeres at the ICREA BioNanoVision conference. The presentation will be on Day 3, May 27 at 10:00 am.

February 17-18, 2016

Attended a two day workshop hosted by SystemsX and hfp consulting on leadership skills for scientists. The workshop took place in Gerzensee near Bern, Switzerland.

February 4, 2016

Attended the Swiss Photonics Machine Learning Workshop in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. You can read my thoughts about it here.

January 19, 2016

Uploaded the Teaching Toolkit I Certificate of Completion. This document certifies that Kyle completed EPFL's Teaching Toolkit I, a workshop on university teaching strategies. Topics included asking questions to further students' understanding, using spaced-repetition effectively, and classroom management.

Recent Publications

Correction of a Depth-Dependent Lateral Distortion in 3D Super-resolution Imaging

In this paper, my co-authors and I investigated the source of a common aberration in 3D localization microscopy. We found that it is caused by aberrations in the microscope's pupil function that lack rotational symmetry and provide open-source software to correct this aberration.

Passive Optical Mapping of Structural Evolution in Complex Fluids

This paper is the result of many years of work during my PhD. We detailed the development of a low-coherence, fiber optic-based system for measuring the structural dynamics of complex polymer solutions. Furthermore, we demonstrated the capabilities of this system in an industrial triblock copolymer solution by measuring relaxation times spanning several orders of magnitude and scattering regimes from single scattering to heavy multiple scattering, which is a significant improvement over traditional dynamic light scattering methods.

Dipole–dipole interaction in random electromagnetic fields

This is a theortical paper in which my co-authors and I predict an optical binding force between two induced dipoles in a random speckle field. This counter-intuitive result is related to the Casimir effect and was experimentally demonstrated here.

Contact Information

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