15th Anniversary of the NIC@HMS

Imaging Symposium November 1, 2016

The Nikon Imaging Center at Harvard Medical School opened on November 1, 2001.  We are celebrating our 15th anniversary with a full day imaging symposium on Tuesday November 1, 2016 (~9am – 5:30pm), hosted by the Department of Cell Biology, the Department of Systems Biology, the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Nikon Instruments.

Confirmed speakers include Xiaowei Zhuang (Harvard), Hari Shroff (NIH), Phillip Keller (Janelia), Luke Lavis (Janelia), Jennifer Ross (UMass Amherst), Jean-Christophe Olivo-Marin (Institut Pasteur), Ethan Garner (Harvard & former NIC user) and Laura Anne Lowery (Boston College & former NIC user).  Several current NIC users will also present their research.

The event will be held in the auditorium in the Merck Research Center at 33 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us! Registration details and a full schedule will be posted here soon.


To enhance basic research by providing access to state-of-the-art microscopy and imaging equipment

To provide dedicated expertise for ongoing technical consultation and support

To provide training courses on basic and advanced light microscopy techniques for the benefit of HMS and the greater Boston research community

To introduce the latest innovations in light microscopy and imaging to the HMS community

To serve as a learning center for our corporate partners and contributors

with generous support from….

Our Corporate Partners & Contributors

Nikon Instruments, Inc.

Nikon provides us with microscopes, software, automation and support


Micro Video Instruments, Inc

MVI is Nikon’s local dealer


Meet our team

Jennifer Waters, PhD
Jennifer Waters, PhDDirector
Talley Lambert, PhD
Talley Lambert, PhDAdvanced Microscopy Research Associate
Clarence Yapp, PhD
Clarence Yapp, PhDMicroscopy Research Associate
Anna Payne-Tobin Jost, PhD
Anna Payne-Tobin Jost, PhDFellow
Michael Weber, PhD
Michael Weber, PhDFellow
Aziz Karakhanyan, MS
Aziz Karakhanyan, MSMicroscopy Associate
Learn about our Advanced Microscopy Fellows Program

Located on the Harvard Medical School Quad

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