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New CMIF/MSR Associate Director

We are excited to announce that Dr. Tong Zhang will be joining us as the new Associate Director of the CMIF/MSR. Tong received his BSc in Biochemistry and PhD in Biology from McGill University and was previously Light Microscopy Specialist for the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Core Facility at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla. Tong brings a wealth of experience with varied light microscopy techniques including super resolution imaging: SIM, STED, PALM/STORM, X-Clarity & Lightsheet; FRET, FRAP and photoswitchable protein imaging; multi-photon imaging; spectral imaging; TIRF; FCS; spinning-disk; Zeiss Airyscan; laser scanning confocal; laser dissecting microscopy; wide-field fluorescence imaging; deconvolution imaging; live-cell imaging; DIC, phase contrast, dark field and bright field imaging. Tong has over 15 years of experience in microscopy and will take a leadership role in the execution of technical and management functions within the CMIF. Tong provides professional trainings to ensure users to accomplish high quality research. He will also provide consultation to users and help researchers to transfer their scientific questions into microscopy solutions. Tong has applied his microscopy knowledge and skills in many fields of studies and published in top tier journals. Tong has won many local and international microscopy competition awards. We welcome Tong onboard in the next couple of months.