Short CV/Education and training


  • 2001
    B.S. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin, USA (highest honors, GPA 4.0/4.0)

  • 2006
    PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA


  • 2000 – 2001
    Undergraduate Thesis at the University of Texas at Austin, USA

  • 2001 – 2006
    PhD candidate, Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • 2007 – 2010
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

  • since 2010
    Group Leader, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO), Barcelona, Spain

Selected publications

  • "Single molecule evaluation of fluorescent protein photoactivation efficiency using an in vivo nanotemplate", N. Durisic, L. L. Cuervo, A. S. Álvarez, J.Borbely, M. Lakadamyali, Nature Methods, 11, 156-162, 2014

  • "Correlative live-cell and superresolution microscopy reveals cargo transport dynamics at microtubule intersections", Bálint, I. V. Verdeny, A. S. Álvarez, M. Lakadamyali, PNAS, 110, 3375-3380, 2013 (cover page illustration)

  • "Stoichiometry of the human glycine receptor revealed by direct subunit counting", N. Durisic, A.G. Godin, C.M. Wever, C. D. Heyes, M. Lakadamyali*, J. A. Dent°, (°co-senior authors, *corresponding author ), Journal of Neuroscience, 32, 12915-12920, 2012

  • "3D multicolor super-resolution imaging offers improved accuracy in neuron tracing", M. Lakadamyali, H. Babcock, M. Bates, X. Zhuang, J. Lichtman, PLoS One, 7(1):e30826, 2012

  • "Ligands for clathrin-mediated endocytosis are differentially sorted into distinct populations of early endosomes", M. Lakadmyali, M. J. Rust, X. Zhuang, Cell, 124, 997-1009 (2006)

  • "Assembly of endocytic machinery around individual influenza viruses during viral entry", M. J. Rust, M. Lakadamyali, X. Zhuang, NSMB, 11, 567-573 (2004)

  • "Visualizing infection of individual influenza viruses", M. Lakadamyali, M.J. Rust, H. P. Babcock, X. Zhuang, PNAS, 100, 9280-9285 (2003)

Complete list of publications

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