Dr. Francesco Reina
I am a Physicist by training, and I have a keen interest in Biophysics, Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy. My current research topics revolve around optical microscopy technique development and biological application, the study of model and cellular membrane dynamics. I aim to uncover new details of lipid diffusion on biomembranes at high sampling rates and super resolution length scales.
- Reina, F., et al. Lipid tracking at kilohertz sampling rates on live cell membranes through Interferometric Scattering microscopy. biorxiv doi: 10.1101/2021.08.06.455401 (2021)
- Reina, F., et al. TRAIT2D: a Software for Quantitative Analysis of Single Particle Diffusion Data. biorxiv doi: 10.1101/2021.03.04.433888 (2021)
- Reina, F., et al. Complementary studies of lipid membrane dynamics using iSCAT and super-resolved fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 51(23), 235401 (2018).
- Amaro, M., Reina, F., Hof, M., Eggeling, C., & Sezgin, E. . Laurdan and Di-4-ANEPPDHQ probe different properties of the membrane. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50(13), 134004 (2017).
- Apr. 2019 - ongoing Postdoc, Eggeling lab, Institute of Applied Optics and Biophysics, Fredrich-Schiller University, Jena (DE)
- 2014-2019 DPhil (PhD) student, Eggeling Laboratory, Human Immunology Unit, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford (UK)
- 2013-2014 Master of Research in Molecular Biology, O’Shea Laboratory, Institute of Biophysics, University of Nottingham (UK)
- 2009-2012 Master of Science in Biophysics, University of Palermo (Italy)
- 2005-2009 Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, University of Palermo (Italy)