Biological Imaging in the Digital Age: How Cells Became Actors and the Tales They Tell

02/21/2013 - 6:45pm
Mary E. Dickinson

 

Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Dickinson Lab, Baylor College of Medicine

 

While microscopes have existed for centuries, the ability to record moving objects through the microscope is relatively recent. Enabled by the invention and popularization of television and more recently turbo-boosted by advances in digital media and microscope technology, video microscopy is in its prime. Advanced video microscopes are now hovering over cancer cells and spying on stem cells, revealing new information about disease. Dr. Dickinson will highlight some examples of how watching cells is changing the way we think about fighting disease.