Seminar by Prof. Ellisman: "Toward Making the Invisible and Complicated Understandable: Microscopy Across Scales and Modalities"
Title: "Toward Making the Invisible and Complicated Understandable: Microscopy Across Scales and Modalities"
Speaker: Mark Ellisman
Affiliation: UC San Diego
Dr. Mark H. Ellisman is the Director of National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR), and since 1996, Dr. Ellisman has served as the founding director of the UCSD Center for Research in Biological Systems (CRBS). Dr. Ellisman established NCMIR in 1988 to achieve greater understanding of the structure and function of the nervous system by developing 3D light and electron microscopy methods. As a founding fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, Dr. Ellisman has received numerous awards including the Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigatory Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Creativity Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Dr. Ellisman’s research promotes the development and application of advanced imaging technologies to obtain new information about cell structure and function, structural correlates of nerve impulse conduction and axonal transport, cellular interactions during nervous system regeneration, cellular mechanisms regulating transient changes in cytoplasmic calcium, and aging in the central nervous system.