Born and raised in the little state of Rhode Island, USA. I have a B.S. in Bioengineering from the University of Maine and did my Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center in Nashville, TN, USA. My dissertation work focused on applications of advanced nonlinear imaging techniques to study label-free optical neural modulation mechanisms.
As a tinkerer of sorts, I quickly gravitated towards microscopes. The information they generate and their broad scale utility in the lab continues to fascinate me. As such, the bulk of my work focuses on building microscopes and helping scientists and medical practitioners apply cutting-edge imaging technologies to answer their biological and clinical interest. I thrive off of collaborations and learning more about new areas of research, and I’m fortunate to be in a place where that approach to research is encouraged.
Personally, I have a wonderful wife, daughter, two very needy cats who I love spending time with. I’m fortunate to have them supporting me in all of my endeavors – often joining me in some. Music is a concurrent passion of mine, as a frequent concert-goer and avid guitar player. Though many of my hobbies are on hiatus while parenting through a pandemic (hiking, camping, backpacking, beer making), I often find myself reading and riding my bike (…not at the same time).
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