Taubman Tech Talk: Microscopy



Thursday, April 18, 2019


5:00pm - 6:00pm


Danto Auditorium


Taubman Tech Talk:  Microscopy:  You can observe a lot by just watching!

Microscopes use optics to reveal invisible levels of biological detail. Although the theory of optics has not changed for over a century, advances over the past decade in lasers, optoelectronics, and molecular probes have revolutionized microscopes’ capabilities. It is now routinely possible to image the motion and activity of molecules in living cells or tissues at sub-second frame rates and sub-200 nanometer resolution. Increasingly, microscopes can also be used to precisely manipulate a protein’s activity or sub-cellular localization.

Join us for this enlightening presentation by Aaron Taylor, PhD, managing director of U-M’s Microscopy Core. Dr. Taylor’s major areas of expertise are cell and developmental biology, light microscopy, and image analysis.He received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brown University and has publications in the areas of neuronal cell biology, developmental molecular genetics, and iterative tomographic reconstruction.

Lecture and Q&A 5-6pm; reception and light refreshments 6-7pm.

All welcome, no charge, but please register to help us with catering headcount.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.