Faculty Profiles

Kevin D. Welsher
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
2213 French Science Center, Durham, NC 27705
(919) 660-1509
(919) 660-1605



Postdoctoral Associate, Chemistry, Princeton University 2010 - 2015

Ph.D., Stanford University 2010

B.Sc., Emory University 2005

Research Areas:
Physical, Nanoscience and Materials, Analytical

Hou, Shangguo, et al. “Real-Time 3D Single Particle Tracking: Towards Active Feedback Single Molecule Spectroscopy in Live Cells..” Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), vol. 24, no. 15, Aug. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.3390/molecules24152826. Full Text

Hou, Shangguo, and Kevin Welsher. “A Protocol for Real-time 3D Single Particle Tracking..” Journal of Visualized Experiments : Jove, no. 131, Jan. 2018. Epmc, doi:10.3791/56711. Full Text

Hou, Shangguo, et al. “Robust real-time 3D single-particle tracking using a dynamically moving laser spot..” Optics Letters, vol. 42, no. 12, June 2017, pp. 2390–93. Epmc, doi:10.1364/ol.42.002390. Full Text

Welsher, Kevin, et al. “Discovery of protein- and DNA-imperceptible nanoparticle hard coating using gel-based reaction tuning..” Journal of the American Chemical Society, vol. 137, no. 2, Jan. 2015, pp. 580–83. Epmc, doi:10.1021/ja511297d. Full Text

Welsher, Kevin, and Haw Yang. “Imaging the behavior of molecules in biological systems: breaking the 3D speed barrier with 3D multi-resolution microscopy..” Faraday Discussions, vol. 184, Jan. 2015, pp. 359–79. Epmc, doi:10.1039/c5fd00090d. Full Text

Welsher, Kevin, and Haw Yang. “Multi-resolution 3D visualization of the early stages of cellular uptake of peptide-coated nanoparticles..” Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 9, no. 3, Mar. 2014, pp. 198–203. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nnano.2014.12. Full Text

Welsher, K., and H. Yang. “Three-dimensional target-locking microscopy.” Optics Infobase Conference Papers, Jan. 2013.

Welsher, K., and H. Yang. “Model-free analysis of time-dependent single-molecule spectroscopy: Dynamics of biological macromolecules.” Proceedings  International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Aug. 2012, pp. 921–23. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ISBI.2012.6235705. Full Text

Chen, Zhuo, et al. “Graphite-coated magnetic nanoparticle microarray for few-cells enrichment and detection..” Acs Nano, vol. 6, no. 2, Feb. 2012, pp. 1094–101. Epmc, doi:10.1021/nn2034692. Full Text

Welsher, Kevin, et al. “Deep-tissue anatomical imaging of mice using carbon nanotube fluorophores in the second near-infrared window..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 108, no. 22, May 2011, pp. 8943–48. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1014501108. Full Text