Image of the Quarter

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Image of the Quarter

Each quarter, the Advanced Microscopy Facility will choose an outstanding image which will be displayed here and in a gallery in the Facility's hallway. The user who submits the image will be awarded a $50 gift card. Submit an image taken any time in the Advanced Microscopy Facility to the facility

Third quarter 2014

Inner ear cells

Scanning electron micrograph of the mouse cochlea region responding to low frequencies. Three rows of outer hair cells can be seen in the front. The row of inner hair cells is visible, slightly out of focus, in the background. Sound induced vibrations cause deflections of the rod-like apical extrusions, which in turn opens mechanosensitive channels and leads to the generation of the receptor potential.
By Jung-Bum Shin

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Teng-Leong Chew- Dr. Chew is the Director of the Advanced Imaging Center at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, VA.  He leads the effort in building the unique collaborative imaging center that serves as the gateway through which the wider scientific world can access Janelia’s cutting-edge microscopy capabilities. Prior to coming to Janelia, Dr. Chew had served at Northwestern University as the Director of the Center for Advanced Microscopy at Feinberg School of Medicine, and as the Director for University Imaging Resources.

Douglas B. Murphy – Dr. Murphy retired in 2013 as the Director of the Facilities for Light Microscopy, Histology and Cell Culture at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, VA. Before that, he was a professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD, where he helped establish and supervise the School of Medicine Microscope Facility until 2006. Dr. Murphy has been a significant contributor to review articles and Java tutorials on the Olympus optical microscopy educational websites and is the author of the popular book Fundamentals of Light Microscopy and Electronic Imaging.

Jan Redick-Ms. Redick was the Director of the Advanced Microscopy Facility before retirement in 2013. She is a certified Electron Microscopy Technologist (Microscopy Society of America) and has 49 years of EM/general microscopy experience (28 of those years directing this facility).