Kyle Michael Douglass
Academic ProfileDr. Kyle Douglass is a researcher using new microscopy techniques and computational modeling to understand the structure of DNA and its associated proteins (together known as chromatin) inside the cell nucleus. His primary interests lie in understanding the physical mechanisms that describe how chromatin is compacted inside the nucleus and what this compaction means for its biological functioning.
Kyle began working in the Laboratory of Experimental Biophysics at EPFL after finishing his PhD in Optics from CREOL, the College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida, USA. He primarily uses super-resolution microscopy, a collection of techniques that uses novel fluorescent dyes and advanced microscopy hardware to image structures inside cells that are too small to see with traditional light microscopes. He often draws from his diverse background in experimental optics and computer programming to build a better understanding of cell biology.
Kyle Michael DouglassPost-doctoral researcher
- Light microscopy
- Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy
- Static and dynamic light scattering
- Fourier and statistical optics
- Software engineering
- Open source software development
- Image processing and analysis
- Python, MATLAB, C++, Java
- Chromatin architecture
- Telomeres and shelterin