Judges - 2014


Robert E. Campbell, Ph.D. - Robert Campbell, is a Professor of Chemistry of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He has published more than 50 papers about fluorescent proteins for biological research and has earned a number of patents, along with numerous awards and fellowships. He has given more than 80 invited lectures and has mentored scores of undergraduate and graduate students. Fluorescent protein-based tools developed in his lab have been requested more than 2500 times. He did his postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Roger Tsien at the University of California, San Diego from 2000-2003.

Dr. Catherine G. Galbraith - Catherine Galbraith is an Associate Professor at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Center for Spatial Systems Biomedicine and Biomedical Engineering, as well as a Discovery Engine Investigator at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. She works at the interface of biology and physics to facilitate discoveries of fundamental mechanisms that are applicable to processes as diverse as specification of cell fate, and cancer cell metastasis, and synaptogenesis. She studies motility and connectivity using a combination of imaging, cell biology, biophysics, and molecular biology and addresses cutting- edge biological questions by applying emerging technologies. Earlier in her career, she was senior fellow at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD and a visiting scientist at Janelia Farm in Ashburn, VA.

Dr. Douglas B. Murphy - Douglas Murphy is most recently the coauthor of Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging, 2nd Edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2012), and a Visiting Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA. Earlier, he was the Director of the Facilities for Light Microscopy, Histology and Cell Culture at Janelia Farm, and also adjunct professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD, where he helped establish the School of Medicine Microscope Facility. Dr. Murphy has published more than 100 papers on topics related to his research interests, including the role of microtubules in organelle transport, the polymer dynamics of microtubules, the function of microtubule-associated proteins, and the mechanical and conformational states of the motor protein kinesin.

Dr. Alison North - Senior Director of the Bio-Imaging Resource Center and Research Associate Professor at The Rockefeller University in New York City, Dr. North is a cell biologist with expertise in virtually all areas of fluorescence microscopy. Throughout her career, Dr. North has applied a variety of optical microscopy techniques to her research on cell-cell junctions and membrane-cytoskeletal interactions. Among the many advanced optical microscopy techniques she uses are 3D-SIM and STORM super-resolution techniques, laser scanning confocal, live-cell imaging, multiphoton, deconvolution, differential interference contrast, fluorescence recovery after photobleaching (FRAP), fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET), spinning disk confocal, laser microdissection, and a variety of techniques applied in digital image processing. Dr. North also has considerable experience with transmission and scanning electron microscopy. She says her favorite work activity of all is judging the Olympus BioScapes Competition.