The Fourier transform is intimately associated with microscopy, since the alternating planes occurring in the microscope (focal plane – back-focal plane, etc.) are related to each other by a function very similar to the Fourier transform. This lectures explains the Fourier transform in terms understandable to non-mathematicians, and explains the relations with microscopy.
Dr. Huang’s research focuses on using super-resolution microscopy and single-molecule imaging to understand how proteins form large complexes and how proteins interact to regulate signaling. Huang is an Assistant Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and in Biochemistry and Biophysics at UC San Francisco. Continue Reading