Imaging fast moving samples such as living biological samples is challenging because the images can appear blurred if the strobe light is not fast enough. This is an issue for high-quality quantitative phase imaging, which was too slow for many samples (image on right). STROBE faculty Laura Waller from Berkeley led a team to develop a new approach to reduce this blur, that enhances the speed to match the frame rate of the detector, to enable much clearer imaging of many biological systems (image on left).