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Craig Copeland

Craig Copeland is a CNST/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Nanofabrication Research Group. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Ph.D. in Physics from the Johns Hopkins University. For his doctoral research, he designed and fabricated devices for applying forces to cells, and characterized these forces to identify possible links between mechanical fibroblast-myocyte coupling and cardiac arrhythmia. Craig is working with Samuel M. Stavis developing optical microscopes and methods for tracking nanoparticles as indicators of the motion of micromechanical and nanomechanical devices.

Selected Publications

  • Heterotypic cell pair co-culturing on patterned microarrays, E. J. Felton, C. R. Copeland, C. S. Chen, and D. H. Reich, Lab on a Chip 12, 3117–3126 (2012).
  • Mechanical Coupling Between Myofibroblasts and Cardiomyocytes Slows Electric Conduction in Fibrotic Cell Monolayers, S. A. Thompson, C. R. Copeland, D. H. Reich, and L. Tung, Circulation 123, 2083–U71 (2011).




Subnanometer localization accuracy in widefield optical microscopy

Craig R. Copeland, Jon C. Geist, Craig D. McGray, Vladimir A. Aksyuk, James A. Liddle, Bojan R. Ilic, Samuel M. Stavis
The common assumption that precision is the limit of accuracy in localization microscopy and the typical absence of comprehensive calibration of optical

Aperture Arrays for Subnanometer Calibration of Optical Microscopes

Craig R. Copeland, Craig D. McGray, Jon C. Geist, James A. Liddle, Bojan R. Ilic, Samuel M. Stavis
We fabricate and test subresolution aperture arrays as calibration devices for optical localization microscopy. An array pitch with a relative uncertainty of
Created February 26, 2019